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I Followed the Stars to Freedom

Twenty-one-year-old Yeonmi Park from North Korea, who undertook an epic journey to flee from the brutality of the regime.

Twenty-one-year-old Yeonmi Park was born in North Korea and exposed to the brutality of the regime from an early age. As a teenager, she escaped and started an epic journey through China and across the Gobi Desert to reach freedom in South Korea, where she became a TV and social media star.

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Picture: Yeonmi Park

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