This article appeared online on October 3, 2017 for The Korea Herald. By Bak Se-hwan and Anita McKay. As a software engineer, Yoo Yong-sik never thought that he would be unable to live independently. Since being diagnosed with motor neurone disease, sometimes known as Lou Gehrig’s disease, in 2010, Yoo, 55, now finds himself... Continue Reading →
Three young defectors talk about their journey to the South and the challenges they face while adapting to their new life
This article appeared in the November 2015 issue of Groove Korea. Edited by Anita McKay. Story by Dave Hazzan. Photos by Steve Smith. Additional photos by Jo Turner. Illustration by Craig Stuart. Translation by Sy Park. Rath Mony Muth, 28, is from the Cambodian countryside. Ten years ago he came to Ansan, just south... Continue Reading →
When Kim Chol-soo* and his wife, Kim Young-ok*, first arrived in South Korea they had doubts about their new life. It was not what they had expected. Was freedom worth their struggle?
Legal or not, prostitution is in high demand. Sex workers are fighting for an environment free of violence, crime and stigmas.