Friday, March 20, 2015

Sick Selfie

One of the best experiences of this trip was being able to listen to the refugees and their stories. It was so heartbreaking but at the same time inspirational to listen to these women tell their stories, share their experiences and open their hearts with strangers. It was impressive to see the level of English they had and how confortable they felt telling their story. Makes me realize and think about the things that I have, and complain about silly things such as “ Uh the wifi is not working.” No, it is not the end of the world, we will survive and everything will be okay. It was so inspiring to see how these women have fought really hard to be where they are right now. Form being two days without food on shelter crossing a river to being caught by being put in Jail and beat up because they were fighting for freedom. This was by far one of the most interesting things we did.

Relating to this there was one more thing that I really thought about the day we went to the DMZ that related back to the refugees. It was a beautiful day and the view to North Korea was clean and clear. You could see some buildings very far away and mountains. My Frist reaction was to take a selfie! So I do, and Loved the pictures, my face looked very skinny and I looked like a rockstar. Coming back on the bus I realized that taking a selfie with North Korea was sick, it was almost as I was making fun on the fact that I could look fabulous, own ray bans and had freedom. Ofcourse it’s a “must see”, but with respect and remembering that on the other side there are people like the refugees we met that are trapped in that system.

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