Yeonmi Park

Twenty-one-year-old human rights activist and North Korean defector Yeonmi Park is fast becoming the face and voice of her oppressed people and an inspiration for freedom-loving people throughout the world.

At 15 years old, Yeonmi escaped North Korea. Since, she has spearheaded a global movement to look inside the reclusive regime and its actions. Her passionate addresses “shedding light on the darkest place in the world” have been viewed hundreds of millions times.

In the fall of 2014 she was a featured speaker at the Oslo Freedom Forum and The One Young World Summit in Dublin, where her passionate, deeply personal speech about the brutality of the North Korean regime became an international phenomenon. Since then, she’s been named to the BBC's 100 Global Women and profiled internationally.

Her heralded best selling book In Order to Live was released in 2015.

Twenty-one-year-old human rights activist and North Korean defector Yeonmi Park is fast becoming the face and voice of her oppressed people and an inspiration for freedom-loving people throughout the world.

At 15 years old, Yeonmi escaped North Korea. Since, she has spearheaded a global movement to look inside the reclusive regime and its actions. Her passionate addresses “shedding light on the darkest place in the world” have been viewed hundreds of millions times.

In the fall of 2014 she was a featured speaker at the Oslo Freedom Forum and The One Young World Summit in Dublin, where her passionate, deeply personal speech about the brutality of the North Korean regime became an international phenomenon. Since then, she’s been named to the BBC's 100 Global Women and profiled internationally.

Her heralded best selling book In Order to Live was released in 2015.