So You Think You Can Write Intruduction
Please let is introduce to you KSI HHooters 7! She not only is a winner of our So You Think You Can Write competition, she is a revered member in the KSI community.
Hooters joined KSI in June 2016. She was recruited into Atrocity, LS by a close friend after she had played with KSI members for a little over a year. Since that point in time, she has risen through the ranks (now co division leader of LS) with speed due to her personality, leadership ability, and innate ability of making anyone feel comfortable and safe. Whether inside her division or not, Hooters has always offered an ear to any problems, a lender of advice during difficult situations, and a smile that can cheer anyone up when they’re at their lowest.
Outside of KSI, Hooters is a mother and hair stylist. When she’s not raising the little one to be a wonderful lady like her mother, she’s trying her best to make people feel beautiful and love themselves in their own way. This has been her passion since the age of 13 and once she started on this journey, she has never looked back. I managed to get a few minutes of Hooters time to answer some questions for us and get to know her a little bit deeper under the surface.
Interview with KSI HHooters 7
What is the best memory you have of KSI thus far in your career?
My greatest memory? Way too many for me to pick just one. Winning the last two spirit weeks has been amazing and also being crowned spirit week queen this year was pretty epic. Also, I’d say meeting so many amazing people and being able to really help other people in tough situations.
What do you believe is the number one, best thing that our members receive from being a part of KSI?
Friends. Easy answer.
I’ve met so many withdrawn individuals who I’ve personally managed to bring out their shell and watch them grow into an unstoppable force. This community helps people grow not only with confidence but in everyday life.
There’s something for everyone whether it’s just gaming, building your own squad or even a division. Whether it’s being someone’s support system or just a shoulder to cry on at times, the bonds created within KSI are like no other.
How long have you been a hair stylist? Can you tell us about how it all started and the difficulties you faced that lead to becoming the stylist you are today?
I was actually moved around a lot as a child and never had a real opportunity to settle. I was always into music, drama, and my singing was a huge part of my life. I even had the chance to sing to the queen. Unfortunately, the moving around shattered my dreams (as the place we moved didn’t give the options for what I wanted to do) but I still wanted to get out my house and away from the struggles within it. I didn’t go to school for the longest time due to these circumstances, so I began hairdressing in a salon at 13 and from there I just never stopped. It easily became my happy place and sanctuary.
Describe to us what goes through your head when you’re with a client. How much artistic vision is required and what degree of freedom are you usually given when cutting peoples hair?
I believe honesty is always key even when it comes to hair choices. I would am always open and honest with my clients about what they want or need and I also advise them to the best of my ability. If you can manage to earn the trust of your clients, then the world is your oyster. I have numerous past and returning clients that trust me enough to say “do what you want” and I can do exactly that. I have enough confidence in what I do to know that the customer will be leaving with a big smile and that’s all that matters at the end of the day.
In your article, you talk about the effects of bullying and losing those very dear to you which I’m sure a lot of people can relate to in KSI. Coming from a background of knowing this first hand, what would you advise be to those going through similar situations?
This is a tough one because everyone is different. I like to take my mind off my own problems by helping others with there’s. I’m more of a “keep a lot inside and not open up on a personal level” type of person, but over time in KSI I’ve started to change a bit. I’ve also learned that in some situations, especially being in this community, it’s good to show others they’re not alone. We all have a past, mine is just very… colorful, if you will.
Looking towards the future, what goals have you established for yourself? Where do you see yourself in the next decade?
A decade? Phew, that’s a long time! I don’t know what I’m doing tomorrow a lot of the time and I don’t like to plan things in advance since they always seem to go wrong. However, I do know I’d love another child as I’ve never wanted my daughter to be an only child. Maybe be married and have a “happily ever after” kind of thing. I’d like to have met many more people from KSI as well. These people and this community mean the world to me and always will.
If you’d please, are there any life quotes or mottos that you try to live by?
This is a good one gambit because anyone who knows me or of me will see on the forums, I’m all about quotes. I like to post on peoples pages just to give them a boost and know that someone is looking out for them. My own personal favorite is on my signature and it’s “with you I am, without you I am not”. This applies to everyone in KSI and those who I’ve personally connected with. Without you guys I wouldn’t be who I am today. So on that note, I’m going to throw my shout outs because you guys rock my world! Here’s to:
Kitty, Mpliers, Gambit, Uber, Luci lux, Killer, Karma, Chicago, Bearded, Hebrew, Fuzzy, Bixby, Gizmo, Seraphim, and Veriiitas. Much love guys!!!!!!!!
This concludes this month’s competition of So You Think You Can Write. KSI Dragons 7 took first place, while KSI HHooters 7 and KSIDarkxAngel 7 tied for second.
Coming up next, poetry! Stay tuned to hear some KSI folks try to rap about their KSI passion.