The Bravery of a North Korean Defector

Yeonmi Park is a young North Korean defector who was born in 1993 in Hyesan, North Korea. As members of the working party, both her mother and her father were originally respected members in North Korea. Though the family started off wealthy, the events of the economy collapsing forced Yeonmi’s father to become involved in the black market. Ms. Park’s father led a smuggling business within the capital of North Korea which was eventually discovered as items that were being sent to China. As a result of this discovery, Yeonmi’s father was no longer able to provide for his family as he was sentenced to a lifelong sentence in one of North Korea’s labor camps. The lack of income and their isolation from the community forced Yeonmi and her mother to flee their country in order to start a new life in China.
All of these experiences of Yeonmi have been told in Ms. Park’s new book called In Order to Live: A North Korean Girl’s Journey to Freedom (see, This book according to a Daily Mail UK review has eliminated the language barrier that was once a problem when she first had to speak in English to her audience. After much translation and reviewing, Ms. Park’s story is now being told and is a horrific and heart breaking story that is meant to educate the public of the horrors that the population of North Korea must face.

In her wikipedia like bio-book, Ms. Park describes her adventure and how the human traffickers helped her to cross the border into China. Though her father escaped with them, he eventually became ill and died during their travels. By 2009, Ms. Park and her mother had made it to South Korea though with many difficulties that come hand in hand with adjusting to a new life in a different culture. Since her escape, Yeonmi has written and given speeches about North Korea. Thought this is a dangerous endeavor, Ms. Park told the NK News she is happy to do it as it will help other refugees. Thanks to her help, she has been able to provide specific details and names that have helped smuggle thousands of defectors across the border.

Words from Darius Fisher

“Chance favors the prepared mind” is Darius Fisher’s favorite quote. We know this because Fisher revealed the information in a recent interview at the Small Business Forum at Fisher spoke about the many things necessary for an entrepreneur to be successful. While the interview was not as extensive as other ones Fisher has given, there are some excellent insights to be found in the text.


Fisher’s company, Status Labs, is absolutely successful. The digital media and reputation management firm has attracted clients from all over the world. In the interview, Fisher mentions he was a copywriter before co-founding Status Labs. Upon launching the company, Fisher reveled in the opportunities provided to him. He does take his job as an executive very seriously. Status Labs’ success is a result of Fisher’s constant, committed hard work.


According to Huffington Post, in his role as president of Status Labs, Darius Fisher has taken a number of intriguing steps to improve the operation of the company. Being accessible to the media should be cited as an example of how he has raised the profile of the company and drawn in scores of clients. What may sometimes be missed is the many excellent employee-friendly policies he has instituted at Status Labs. An employee-friendly workplace is one that retains those people who are affiliated with it. Employee retention always plays a solid role in a company’s success potential.

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JustFab’s Plus Size Line Is Fabulous

I’m a big fan of The Curvy Fashionista blog so when Marie Denee mentions a new brand, I’m ready to check it out. There was a post about JustFab and it turns out, JustFab is introducing JustFab Plus, a line of essential and casual clothing at great prices. Being a subscription shopping service, a membership is required to shop at JustFab Plus, however it is well worth it. I love the use of real plus size models so I can get an idea how the clothes will look on me. From the sneak peak, the clothes look trendy, stylish and well made.

If you’re considering a membership at JustFab, get a VIP membership with exclusive VIP pricing. First, you take a fashion preference survey so each month; a selection is personally selected for you. You can always skip a month, without charge as long as you do so the 5th of each month, according to the JustFab website. Unlike other major retailers, JustFab does not charge extra for larger sizes; a pair of XS shorts is the same price as the 2XXL size shorts in the same style. JustFab lets people like me wear the same fashions as celebrities, without paying Beverly Hills prices. For example, there is a pair of black high heels on the JustFab website that Christina Applegate wore on the Tonight Show for less than $40 with VIP pricing. These are the exact same shoes, and they are stunning.
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On the Consumers Affairs website, JustFab’s rating is four out of five stars with over 3,500 reviews. People keep mentioning the great quality of JustFab’s merchandise, along with the great selection of merchandise. Now that JustFab launched a plus size line, even more women will be able to buy the latest fashions online, at great prices.

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