HUFFPOST: The Story Of A North Korean Defector

“To you, he was a joke. To me, he [Kim Jong Un] was a God,” said Yeonmi Park today when she presented to the 2017 Global Teen Leaders at the Just Peace Summit.

If you were to pass by her, she could be anyone — a businesswoman, a doctor, or perhaps a lawyer. She entered the room with an astonishing presence, as if she was attuned to a different frequency — like she was someone truly extraordinary. Her black and white plaid dress and small pink jacket were unassuming, and she stumbled a bit in her heels. “I don’t know what I’m doing here!” Her nervousness crashed against her polished appearance like cymbals.


Evan Wei-Haas