Authors: Cion Choi, Gabriella Kim, Nancy Kwon of the Amnesty Society
Date written: 28th November 2017
This article is an account from a former school teacher of North Korea, who lived in North Korea, China and is currently living in South Korea. Through her spectacular journey, she learnt to understand and articulate the hardships that North Korean refugees have to endure, especially how the minds of North Korean children are affected. Although the article touches on a very sensitive and emotional issue, there are some unexpected turns of laughter: the most surprising thing about South Korea for her was that everyone looks so pretty!
We have been so fortunate to have the opportunity to interview this strong, independent woman as part of the Amnesty society of NLCS Jeju. Focused on women’s rights, freedom and education in North Korea, this article is indeed more than just the usual speculations about the nation still under a veil.