Chong Kim

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Chong Kim is a Korean-American author, activist and speaker. Ms. Kim has spoken in over 100 engagements at Universities and Colleges, Law Enforcement agencies, and Symposiums globally. She is recognized as a renowned speaker and expert on the issues of Human Trafficking.


Chong Kim has always had a passion for fighting for social causes and civil rights especially for children globally. After being forced to immigrate to the United States as a child, Chong was a marginalized child who ended up in the foster care system. After growing out of foster care and returning to her parents, Ms. Kim fell in love with a man who sold her into Human Trafficking. She was forced to see approximately 10-25 men in a day and sometimes women. While Ms. Kim was being paid for rape, she was also forcefully injected with narcotics (Morphine, Cocaine, Heroin and others) which made her become an addict. Ms. Kim strategized her escape after months of ongoing torture, abuse, and worst of all witnessing small children being raped in front of her.


After escaping, Ms. Kim battled CPTSD (Complex Post Traumatic Stress Disorder), DID (Disassociative Identity Disorder), and BPD (Borderline Personality Disassociation) along with Bi polar and Manic Depression.


Once Chong had gained the strength to share her own story people did not believe her. Although the media did eventually find her story and Ms. Kim shared her story to a wide audience across television, radio, and other media outlets. Her story is recounted in her memoir, Broken Silence, and in the 2012 film Eden, starring Jamie Chung, Beau Bridges and Matt O'Leary. Chong is currently working on a scripted drama series title, "Every 40 Seconds," in which, the FBI recruits “Camille ” a former high-power madam connected to a human trafficking ring's leader. The partnership quickly takes unexpected turns when Camilia struggles to keep her demons at bay and the FBI’s dual motives are revealed.


Ms. Kim now speaks to companies, organizations, brands and more on the dangers of human trafficking, victimology, child sex exploitation, predator awareness and much more.

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  • What is your favorite quote? The best revenge to give to your oppressors is to become the success they could never imagine. - Carroll Avery, RIP 1998
  • Are there any moments that stand out as having a significant impact on your career? When I receive feedback from people who've been abused and knowing that my influence can motivate and inspire them means so much to me. Being able to also give back and see their smile when
  • Outside of your profession do you have any hobbies/interests? I love music, dancing, wine tasting, travel, shopping, volunteering and I enjoy hanging out at coffee shops and writing my poetry, my next TV series concept or another book.
  • Who do you look up to as a mentor and why? Maya Angelou, she's been my inspiration, motivation and I am in awe of her triumphs. She'll always be my favorite 'shero'.
  • Is there anything else we should know about you? I love to laugh, comedy is my favorite and I also do spoken word and write poetry.