Yeonmi is a North Korean defector and activist. Her family turned to black-market trading during North Korea's economic collapse in the 1990s. She is an advocate for victims of human trafficking in China and works to promote human rights in North Korea and around the globe.
Yoenmi’s memoir, In Order to Live: A North Korean Girl's Journey to Freedom, was published in 2015. She has a vlog on YouTube covering North Korean news, politics, and culture.