October 16, 2019
A North Korean In New York: An Introduction
A North Korean now living in New York City tells NK NEWS How She Initially Left the DPRK
Editing and translation by Nara Han / Artwork by NK NEWS illustrator Cammy SmithwickMy name is Ji-woo Park. I am glad to be able to share my story with you.I was born in North Hamgyong province, North Korea, which is located in the far northeast of the country. It is extremely cold in winter. When the North Korean food distribution system collapsed in the early 1990s, my father who was