Thank you for your question. Yes, I escaped from North Korea 7 years ago, but I still remember that most people still thought they were poor because of the rest of the world , like the US and Japan. But, I don't think they loved Kim Jeong Il as well as Kim Il Sung because we had food under Kim Il Sung regim... even… » 4/24/13 3:43pm 4/24/13 3:43pm

How I Escaped North Korea

Park Ji Woo was born in North Korea and escaped with her mother when she was 9 years old. Today Park is 24 and studies English in New York City. Her column about life as a North Korean defector living in New York City appears on NKnews.org. Park will be joining Gawker at 3:30pm for a live chat here. » 4/24/13 2:38pm 4/24/13 2:38pm