Yeonmi Park: A Hero Whose Narrative Cannot Inspire Her Peers In North Korea

North Korean defector Yeonmi Park, the young woman featured in’s article .Yeonmi Park’s North Korean Defector Story, is a hero to many, although few people in North Korea will hear about her brave escape. It’s doubtful that North Korea’s security establishments would allow Yeonmi Park’s narritive to inspire her peers since the media is state-controlled, wikipedia and Internet access is strictly monitored. Dissident writers, who may have reported Park’s escape, have no options for publishing their stories. Unlike defectors from other countries, Yeonmi Park has said that she and her family fled to escape starvation, not to find freedom. They were unaware of the concept of freedom; they had never heard of any other defectors who spoke of life outside North Korea. The United Nations estimates that up to nine million North Korea’s are in dire need of food aid, nevertheless, after hearing Park’s harrowing saga of sexual abuse, it’s uncertain if other young women facing starvation would attempt such a journey. Park’s passage to freedom lead her to China, a route used by nearly all North Koreans seeking an escape from famine. Once in China, Park’s tale was familiar; face deportation and the cruel life of a North Korean prison camp if caught or fall prey to the many human traffickers operating near the North Korean border. Would Yeonmi Park’s account of her escape, with stories of rape and thoughts of suicide, inspire other North Korean women to try for a new life if they could hear her story? After all, Park’s tale has a happy ending, she is a student and an activist in South Korea, living the life she never dreamed was possible.

Rainbow Brite Grew Up To Become Doe Deere

Rainbow Bright is a doll that first appeared in the 1980s. She was a huge hit with her fluorescent colored hair and brightly colored clothes. Hallmark Cards had started a line of greeting cards called Rainbow Brite in 1983. They were wildly popular. Within a year, the cards quickly spun off into books, dolls, and cartoon characters. Then Rainbow Brite was in the movies! Little girls apparently had been seriously craving some color. Rainbow Brite gave it to them with hair colors that were out of this world – shocking pink, lime green, purple, lavender, orange, and blue.

Doe Deere, the founder of Lime Crime, does the same thing with makeup. Hair is gold, blue, and pink, and it is eye-catching and breathtaking. Lips of blue, teal, and violet, why not? Color, vibrant and deep, is alive and well in the fashion world. Intensive might be the best way to characterize the leading proponent of Lime Crime. Her name is Doe Deere and she believes in color. Not just a splash, but full blasting color that is not ashamed to be seen, and certainly not ashamed to be worn.

Mix it, match it, and poke it with a pin. The old rules no longer apply. Some of the fashion rules that Doe Deere believes should be broken into colorful bits and pieces are the classic rules. Don’t mix patterns. Don’t wear more than one bright color at a time. Don’t mix too many colors. Don’t wear a bold eye with a bold lip. Dress your age. Dress to the occasion. She encourages breaking the beauty rules, and suggests striking out with a totally wild palette.

Doe Deere is an artist. She uses herself as a canvas and lets the color flow outward from her to the rest of the world. She is true to her own calling and the business world has eaten it up. Profits are good in the rainbow enclave. Some thought that makeup could not be sold online, but they were wrong. The days of testing color at the makeup counter are not exactly necessary any more.

Wild color and sound business practices are what it is all about at Lime Crime. The fans and employees call themselves unicorns. To Doe Deere, unicorns are people who are born different and are quite proud of it. They are brave, love color, and defy all expectations. Deere counts herself lucky to be working among the unicorns and rainbows, where vivid color lights up the daily work experience.

Helene Morrison – Woman With A Mission

Helene Morrison was appointed San Francisco’s SEC administrator in 1999. For three years prior to this, she had been head of SEC’s Enforcement Division. Of course the SEC investigates and sues people and or companies who defraud investors. Morrison stayed with the SEC until 2007. Before this, she was on the other side of the fence – defending clients being sued by the SEC.

For the first ten years of her law practice, she was with the San Francisco law firm Howard, Rice, Nemerovski, Canady, Falk & Rabkin. She became a partner in 1991. Her specialty was business litigation, defense of private securities actions, and SEC matters. As well she conducted internal corporate investigations.

She served as law clerk to Supreme Court Justice Harry A. Blackmun in 1985 and 1986. For two years previous to that Morrison was law clerk to the Hon. Richard A. Posner of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit. To read more about Helane’s impressive career path, visit her LinkenIn profile.

Morrison is now the Managing Director, Principal, General Counsel, Chief Compliance Officer, and Member of Executive Committee at Hall Capital Partners, LLC. They build investment portfolios for endowments, foundations, and individuals. This is a company run by women, Kathryn Hall, Sarah Stein, and Helene Morrison. The women say that flexibility, resilience, and diversity are the keys to their success individually and as a company.

All throughout her career, she has been a top level executive in an essentially male world. She succeeded in a big way for women although that was never her consideration. Helene Morrison has become quite the role model for women who are as tough, feisty, and honest in business dealings as she. Some women make excellent warriors and she is one of them.

Somehow through all of this, Morrison developed a keen sense of justice and a world view that showed the inequities of a system that was totally out of control. She also occasionally let loose with some sharply humorous observations about certain investment companies.


The Latest On New York Real Estate

An article that recently appeared in the The Real Deal discussed recent New York Luxury Real Estate statistics. The recent statistics demonstrate that the city is still a very popular place to settle. The fact is that people are scooping up real estate property and settling in the city and surrounding areas at a dramatic rate. New York Real Estate is definitely hot. Manhattan and Mid-town are home to luxury apartments and they are disappearing off the market. Furthermore, Brooklyn offers more affordable housing. That section of the city noticed a rapid decrease in real estate properties for sale.

Strong Real Estate Market
Industry insiders state that November was a very strong month for Real Estate properties in the city. Luxury residential properties were at the top of the list. Commercial properties saw rentals and leasing skyrocketing. Furthermore, the asking price for commercial properties rose significantly too.

Town Residential
Thousands of new residents settle in New York yearly. Those new residents require a place to settle down. Therefore, they search for a real estate firm with expert knowledge of the city and all the different sections. Town Residential is one of the top luxury real estate firms in the city. In fact, they are one of the most well-respected firms in the country.

However, they’ve managed to quickly gain great respect as one of the top luxury firms in the city. This includes luxury residential properties along with commercial properties. Their firm includes a team of very knowledgeable real estate professionals that are very familiar with the city and surrounding areas. The firm manages to gain and keep the respect of those in the industry and their clients through their dedication to providing top level service.

YouTube Your Way

YouTube is an open field of genres and personalities. There’s Tobuscus and PewDiePie who love to play video games, LtLickMe who has a thirst for justice by pranking those who’ve messed up (with help from people close to them), Superwoman and Jenna Marbles who use YouTube to rant about every day problems, and a huge assortment of people who have the overwhelming urge to make lyric videos for every song EVER. My personal favorites are the health and beauty ‘Tubers who not only have the patience to get up early every day to make sure their lipstick is on fleek, but also take the time out to record themselves for those of us who don’t know the difference between periwinkle and chartreuse.

Wendy Huang, an Australian-Chinese beauty and lifestyle YouTube personality, runs one of Australia’s most popular fashion blogs “The Wonderful World of Wengie.” Like most health and beauty advocates, Wengie focuses on her audiences. Wengie’s YouTube channel mainly consists of tutorials and advice on fashion and makeup. Her key audience is pretty much anyone who enjoys the day-to-day activity of getting dolled up. From body care routines to different makeup styles to what bra makes your breasts look irresistible, Wengie has tips for all types of people. I cant draw a straight line to save my life, but I couldn’t resist trying out her winged eyeliner tutorial.

Wengie has more than enough tips to give you that new edge you’ve been looking for or to help you perfect the one you already have. Whether you like light and sparkly or dark and edgy, there’s at least one idea that you’ll fall in love with. Wengie also has a Twitter with some pointers for the ladies like me, who want to go on that much-needed diet but can’t bring themselves to turn off the Pretty Little Liars marathon they have running on Netflix.

All of the people who get up the courage to make their videos and share a piece of their life with the viewers deserve a standing ovation. Thanks, YouTube, for bringing us our YouTube stars, who are just ordinary people with a passion!