Park Ji Woo was born in North Korea and escaped with her mother when she was 9 years old. Today Park is 24 and studies English in New York City. Read her essay about escaping North Korea here.

Park is stopping by the Gawker offices to answer your questions about North Korea at 3:30pm. Please leave them in the comments below. Park's column about life as a North Korean defector living in New York City will appear on

4:40pm Update: The discussion is over. Thanks for your questions