” In China, it was hard living as a young girl without my family. I had no idea what life was going to be like as a North Korean refugee. But I soon learned it’s not only extremely difficult, it’s also very dangerous, since North Korean refugees are considered in China as illegal migrants. “


” I’ve been so lucky, received so much help and inspiration in my life, so I want to help give aspiring North Koreans a chance to prosper with international support. “


” It was really tiring always pretending to be someone else. Not my life, not my real name, nothing. “


” Breathing in South Korea, even though the life here is not easy, makes me so happy. I feel that sitting in a coffee shop, having a cup of tea, and looking out of the window at the blue sky – this is happiness. Truly happiness. “


” In North Koreans, the moment we are born, we don’t know there’s another life existing outside of our country. The regime always told us all the bad things about the outside world, describing America as full of thieves, all human scum, beggars, everyday people dying on the streets and hospitals. “


” Living in China, I found out that the bright new world was not for me, not for defectors. My life in North Korea had been OK, suddenly, in China, I had to feed myself and earn money. Worst of all, North Korean defectors are hunted by the government. “



All 6 Lee Hyeon-seo Quotes about Life in picture


In China, it was hard living as a young girl without my family. I had no idea what life was going to be like as a North Korean refugee. But I soon learned it
I
It was really tiring always pretending to be someone else. Not my life, not my real name, nothing.
Breathing in South Korea, even though the life here is not easy, makes me so happy. I feel that sitting in a coffee shop, having a cup of tea, and looking out of the window at the blue sky - this is happiness. Truly happiness.
In North Koreans, the moment we are born, we don
Living in China, I found out that the bright new world was not for me, not for defectors. My life in North Korea had been OK, suddenly, in China, I had to feed myself and earn money. Worst of all, North Korean defectors are hunted by the government.

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