For every graceful ballerina is a pair of bleeding feet…

A few years back, I interviewed actress, writer, and model Joanna Pickering – a first class mathematician graduate who chose to ditch the standard career route towards picket fence-hood in favour of a life on the road as an artist. From selling yachts in Cannes, to living a rock n roll life as a promoter for underground rock club Death Disco in LA, she took on a scholarship at the Lee Strasberg school of acting in New York City, where she now lives permanently, travelling the world as a diligent artist. She talks hardships, sexism, near-death experiences and rejection of mainstream fame…

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