The Price of Freedom
Christina Kim risked everything to escape North Korea’s entrenched gender violence. She almost didn’t make it.Link: https://www.guernicamag.com/the-price-of-freedom/
Each morning, when the adults went to work for the regime, the children stayed home, warmed by coal. One day, a house nearby caught fire, with a boy inside. Kim watched the father race into the house and emerge with his most valuable possessions: a portrait of then-Supreme Leader Kim Il-Sung and another of his first wife, Kim Jong-Suk. The child never came out.