Your chance to ask questions to North Koreans about life growing up in the DPRK
"Self-conscious of my North Korean accent, I usually stay silent wherever I go"
"The families and relatives of defectors, who were once despised, are now admired"
"Stop laughing and listen! This fortuneteller is really good, she figures things out well"
"The songbun system exists in name only for many"
"Whether it's a summit with the U.S. or South Korea, people just dismiss it as political theater"
"God, please help me live. Help me not get washed away by the force of the current...."
"With my body in chains, I learned that the culprits of our suffering were the incapable leadership"
The story of our second new contributor, from starving taekwondo teacher to TV smuggler
Introducing a new writer, a former resident of Hyesan, Ryanggang-do
"If it took these people 70 years, how long will it take for me to see my family in the North?"
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