Born Shenshao 11, in 322 ASC, in a rich family of the Northern Water tribe. For many years she was considered "Blessed by the moon" because of her white hair. But she would always explain to them her story. As a child, Kit was made fun of beause her hair was bright brown, like that of an Earth Republic member. Kit Liked her hair, but her mother, who was slightly insane, thought that she needed different hair.
At the age of 8, three years after she started bending, her mother forcefully bleached her hair until it was white. From that point on, she had been mistaken as blessed. She hated it when people called her blessed, and wanted to go to a place where people of all kinds of culture lived together. Also a place where she could escape from her mother. And that place was republic city.
One of the main problems in Kit's life was her mother, who wanted what she thought of as what was "Best" for Kit. But in reality, what she thought of as "Best" actually harmed herself and Kit. For instance, after the bleaching of her hair, Kit was severly ill untill she was 12. The insanity of Kit's mother is one of the reasons that Kit is so shy, as she is traumatized by her. Her father never cared for her or her mother, as he just married into her mother's wealth.