French halmoni (grandmother) standing in solidarity
A French woman, who said she was about the age of the living Korean comfort women, spoke to the crowd in English (with a Korean translator) to give the Korean comfort women her support, to decry the horrors of war (which she said she experienced in France during WWII), and to give her love to the Koreans working in this movement.
Women's Rights Are Human Rights May 4th 2011 So, it's been a busy couple of days since my arrival in Seoul. After a (mostly) relaxing day on Monday that was capped with a visit with an old friend from Fulbright, on Tuesday, I met with the first NGO that I'll be working with. Korea Women's Hot Line (KWHL) is a non-profit that works to prevent domestic and sexual violence (particul ... read more
Asia » South Korea » Seoul Korea was an independent kingdom under Chinese suzerainty for most of the past millennium. Following its victory in the Russo-Japanese War in 1905, Japan occupied Korea; five years later it formally annexed the entire peninsula. After World War II, a... ... read more
I am a graduate from the University of South Carolina, finished my BA in May 2006 (with a major in English and a minor in Film Studies), and am now in graduate school at USC getting my MFA in Creative Writing. I spent Spring 2005 at the University of Limerick in Ireland studying abroad and traveled everywhere I could throughout Ireland and Europe! Post-graduation, I taught English at a girls' high school in South Korea via the Fulbright Program and returned to Korea a year later to assist with Fulbright Korea's training program. I've also spent time in various parts of the US and world, su... full info