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Yeonmi Park: Free and Writing About It

There are certain parts of the world that are total nightmares. Yeonmi Park has lived plenty of nightmares in her upbringing. The biggest nightmares that she has lived was growing up in North Korea. In her teens, she and her family escaped and wound up experiencing a completely different nightmare. Yeonmi, her mother, and her sister were trafficked for a few years. She eventually got reunited with her family and has made it to true freedom. She eventually learned what her rights are as a human being. Freedom turned out to be something way beyond what she imagined.
This overwhelming new life has eventually led Yeonmi to work towards giving people in her country to experience a completely new life. This led to her appearance at the One Young World Summit and her recalling all of the horrors of North Korea as well as her new book entitled In Order to Live: A North Korean Girl’s Journey to Freedom. This Amazon released book goes in depth about her time being trafficked during her escape in China.

The book as reviewed by wikipedia content writers, goes into every brutal aspect of what she has gone through while being trafficked. It pulls no punches in telling about all of the abuse she has suffered. Her book is also an empowering story about the courage to do what it takes to break free from oppression. Her book stays away from sensationalizing the events and is told as Yeonmi remembers it, as she told The Reason. While being oppressed and trafficked is something no one should have to endure, Yeonmi has shown that one can gain value from her experiences and use it to work towards a greater good for others.

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Freedom – the Yeonmi Park Story

What could a 20-year-old, slip of a girl have possibly done to make an entire country launch a propaganda campaign against her? Escape their communist regime, of course. Yeonmi Park spoke recently with Reason TV about her harrowing journey out of North Korea, the tremendous and horrific obstacles she faced and her book, in which she recounts her story.
Yeonmi was just 13 years old when she and her mother embarked on their journey that at first brought them to China. Their trek lasted for years and took them on a long and convoluted journey before they safely reached South Korea.

In her Amazon released book, In Order to Live: A North Korean Girl’s Journey to Freedom, she recounts the hardships she and her family had to endure even before they left North Korea. The poverty, hunger, and the very real threat of concentration camps was very real. She tells of her travels that put her in contact with criminal elements, specifically, human traffickers, and the abuse she suffered at their hands.

The loss of her father was a huge blow to her. He had escaped himself and joined up with her, but sadly, he lost a battle with cancer that had gone untreated.

Yeonmi expresses concern that other countries see North Korea as a joke, and she acknowledges it is in fact, a very horrible joke.

She is currently living in South Korea and is a criminal justice student. She is a passionate activist and has spoken at several human rights summits.
To find out more of what Yeonmi endured and what she is doing currently do help her fellow countrymen, check out the interview at Your text to link….