Youngjoo Lee

Keynote Speaker

Youngjoo Lee joined the Freedom Speakers International English Empowerment program in 2022. She said she wants to dance in freedom until her last breath.

She had been detained in a North Korean prison in her mid-20s because she was caught by Chinese police and sent back to North Korea twice.
In December 2011, she came to South Korea and now lives in Seoul. She published her own book: The Real Face of North Korea

She published her own book: The real face of North Korea. She is currently working at an elderly care home as a nursing assistant.