North Korean defector; Author of "The Girl with Seven Names"
I'm a North Korean defector. I grew up in North Korea, while believing that I was living in “the best place on earth,” just as my government taught me to believe. When the great famine hit North Korea in the mid 1990s it killed an estimated 800,000 - 2 million people, I was forced to question my beliefs of my country, and decided to defect at the age of 17.
I'm now a human rights activist for North Koreans, and will answer any questions that the Parlio community has about my life and work. I shared my story in a recently published book titled “The Girl with Seven Names.”
This Q&A took place between 8/14/15 and 8/24/15. Unanswered questions have been hidden