PATOO Gamechanger | Kerry-Ann Clarke (Jamaica)
The dynamic Caribbean is animated by the ideas, emotions and actions of a core community of influential insiders. The Patoo Gamechangers, like Kerry-Ann Clarke of Jamaica, are people who are shaping the Caribbean region from either within the region or in the Diaspora across all corners of the globe. They are passionate, diverse and interesting whether they are corporate, creative or entrepreneurial ventures.
Name : Kerry-Ann Clarke
Instagram Handle : KERRYmwh
Age : 42
Profession : Entrepreneur and Do-Gooder
Hometown : Mandeville
Now Lives : Kingston
Three words to describe your style? Effortless, Glamorous, Elegant
Your personality type is? An Outgoing Introvert
Your greatest skill is? Creative Problem Solver
How’d you get into your career? Naturally....no fancy story here :) By following my passion and living my dream.
Do you have any tips for beginners? Listen to your ‘gut’ ALWAYS. Do your best...say what you mean and mean what you say!
Jamaica feels like? Paradise
If you could speak any foreign language fluently enough to write poetry in, which language would it be? I speak French, so that would be it!
What’s integral to the work of a creative? Down time to collect inspiration
What role does the creative have in society? Without Creative intelligence, society would lose their competitive edge. It is creative intelligence that allows us to imagine, and allows our minds to create things that are not present.
What's your hidden talent? Water skiing
Who is the last person you texted? My sister
The person you admire most? Too many to list only one.
If you could give advice to a younger version of yourself, what would it be? Make gratitude the center of your life. Always seek information, make your own experiments, and draw your own conclusions.
Favorite artwork? The Starry Night - Vincent van Gogh and Water Lily Pond by Claude Monet
What’s your favorite app – facebook, instagram, pinterest, twitter, snapchat or periscope? Instagram
What do you dislike about your work? *BLANK* Dislike? What’s that?
Should the arts be funded? Absolutely. ART is universal language..there are many benefits - health and wellness (arts foster physical, mental, and emotional health), economic asset ( creation of jobs, and tax revenue) - The arts have shown to be a successful and sustainable strategy for revitalising rural communities (In JA - Fleet Street, Wynwood in FL), ART preserves culture and heritage.
What role does arts funding have? 1- Preservation of Heritage 2- Training 3 - education to public about the importance of Art 4- Inspire artists 5 - Inspire innovation
Favorite hotel in the world? *side eye* Travelling is one of my JOYS. I cannot say I have a favourite hotel in the World. It depends on my mood when I travel...I have stayed at ULTRA luxurious hotels, modern hotels, and shabby chic hotels....I enjoy them ALL.
If you could choose your last meal, what would it be? Hmmmm....I’m a vegetarian so probably a delicious vegetarian burger..with black beans, quinoa, mushrooms, and seasoned fries.. ...YUM
Favorite Jamaican landmark? Lovers Leap
What’s your favorite curse word? WTF...
Favorite cocktail? a Kir Royale
The thing you most value? HONESTY
The most valuable lesson you’ve learned? Take nothing for granted, live in the present, and practise mindfulness
If you could have one superpower, what would it be? to be able to END EVIL to all living things.
If you had to live in any other Caribbean island other than Jamaica, which would it be? St. Lucia