Kim is from Florida, is 40 years old and has three daughters. She moved to China in 1999 to work for the popular education company 'Crazy English' after being invited by Li Yang the wealthy founder. They were married in Las Vegas in 2005 and their first daughter was born a few years later. 

Kim tolerated many incidents of abuse until, on the 31st of August 2011, she began posting photographs of her injuries on Sina Weibo, a popular China micro-blogging platform. On the same day, she decided to escape the violence and asked for a divorce.

Kim insisted on fighting for her rights even though she remained disappointed by Chinese law, which failed to protect her for one and a half years. On 3rd of February in 2013, Kim won an important victory. A Beijing court granted the divorce on the ground of domestic violence. Her divorce has become one of the most important legal cases in the history of domestic violence in China. 

Kim is confident for the future and herself in her role as a mother, teacher and volunteer in training programs for survivors of domestic violence.

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