In a 2017 interview with Refinery29, Kiya opened up in regards to the significance of protecting her teen daughter humble whereas working on this aggressive trade.
“In relation to fame, I mainly advised Skai to not take it too severely. Sure, it’s her job, however for essentially the most half, simply to have enjoyable with it, as a result of you must love what you do,” she advised the outlet. “Additionally, I attempt to preserve her as grounded as potential, which I’m fairly good at,” including, “I attempt to preserve her humble.”
Previous to managing her daughter’s profitable profession, Kiya was working on the put up workplace in New York. After a number of folks complimented how “cute” her daughter was, she despatched photos to modeling businesses. “On the time, the one factor I might consider is, ‘Effectively, hopefully she will be able to make sufficient cash to go to varsity,'” she advised Refinery29.
Since beginning her profession, Skai went on to e book her breakout gig within the Disney Channel sequence Jessie. She additionally wrote a memoir, Attain for the Skai: Tips on how to Encourage, Empower, and Clapback.