On Friday, I was interviewed by a TV crew visiting from Hong Kong. Today they interviewed Aeran Lee. She is the Wonder Woman owner of a North Korean restaurant, 2010 winner of the International Woman of Courage, in addition to a host of other activities and projects.
She cooked North Korean food with two special guests from Hong Kong, including politician Ann Chiang.
Aeran is a student in Teach North Korean Refugees, studying with a lot of enthusiasm even though she is so busy. Watching her, it is clear that she can have only one leader in her life–herself! So she was not fit to live in North Korea.
Masha Klimenteva, one of Aeran’s tutors in the project, and hubby Kyle Kostashukashuk joined us today. TNKR cofounder Eunkoo Lee helped behind the scenes to make it happen. And from Hong Kong, thanks to Kary Wong, I met her exactly one year ago in Hong Kong (Yeonmi Park and I recorded a live podcast in Hong Kong then).
I’m one of Aeran’s fans, and I have learned that she is also one of my fans!