Legacy Project: Miae Lim

Category: Legacy Project, Original Video, Video


“I kept telling my mom, ‘How can there be a God to take away my father and my sister?’ I just remember living in fear.”

In this week’s Legacy Project, Miae Lim of Chicago opens up about the loss of her father and sister and how she saw her mother overcome these tragedies.

Miae Lim was born in South Korea and immigrated to Chicago in the 70s where she grew up working alongside her single mother at their beauty salon. Eventually becoming an established restaurateur herself, Miae Lim shares how it was her mother’s strength that inspired her to achieve her dreams.