Giving up a business to care for a sickly child is never an easy decision, but for Joanne Lim, it was a natural decision. She had been running a photography store for a few years, but when her daughter Grace was born with hip dysplasia, a medical condition where the hip joint is dislocated, she shuttered her business to dedicate all her time to her daughter.
While it was an extremely fulfilling period of her life, Joanne knew she had to join the working world again – in what capacity, however, she didn’t know. She knew art was a passion, and so she decided to pursue her Bachelor of Arts (Honours) Fine Arts at Lasalle College of the Arts.
We speak to the 2022 graduate about making tough decisions, studying at the age of 34, and future plans.