Writing and Speaking Coaches for NK refugees

Writing and Speaking Coaches for NK refugees

Former TNKR ambassador and student Yeonmi Park just gave a TED Talk. As far as I know, she is the third North Korean refugee to do so. Hyeonseo Lee was the first, back in 2013. During 2012, I was co-chair of the Committee to get Hyeonseo Lee on TED. It was a great...

Seeking Grammar Geeks

Do you love explaining the difference between a comma splice and whatever people confuse it with? Were you the kid who enjoyed diagramming sentences when you were in school? In other words, are you a grammar geek? If so, then you could use those skills to help North...
2019/04/17-18 Milwaukee

2019/04/17-18 Milwaukee

I visited Howard Fuller in Milwaukee. It was a good chance to catch up on his activities and to let him know about my activities in Korea. We have known each other for 2 decades, I have learned many lessons during that time about activism and advocacy. I wrote about...

2019-04-11 American University

Out of all of the speeches during this USA trip, my expectations were lowest for the speech at American University. It was arranged by new TNKR volunteer Lauren Monahan. From previous experience, when the person with the idea isn’t on the scene to make things...
2019-04-06 영어와 한국 정착에 대한 탈북민 여성들의 이야기 Female defectors speak out on English and adjustment to South Korea: Korean translation

2019-04-06 영어와 한국 정착에 대한 탈북민 여성들의 이야기 Female defectors speak out on English and adjustment to South Korea: Korean translation

영어와 한국 정착에 대한 탈북민 여성들의 이야기 2019-04-06 09:17 통일부에 따르면 탈북민의 71%는 여성입니다. 이번 “Voices from the North”에서는 세 명의 탈북민 여성들의 한국 정착과정과 그 과정에서 영어가 어떠한 역할을 하였는지 들어보겠습니다. ― 편집자 주. 지혜 (2011년 탈북, 2011년 한국 도착) 영어에 대한 첫 기억은 오늘날까지 저를 괴롭힙니다. 한국에 막 도착했을 때였고, 한국에서의 삶에 대해 기대가 부풀던...