[TW: suicide, depression, self harm, abuse]
Happy Birthday, Daul! Today Daul would have turned 25.
She was an international South Korean fashion model, Painter, Poet, and blogger who committed suicide at the age of 20 in 2009.
Kim was a keen painter and on 10 August 2007 she held a solo exhibition of her artwork in Seoul.
Kim was discovered hanging in her apartment on 19 November 2009 at the age of 20. The Paris prosecutor’s office ruled her death as suicide. Kim had suffered from depression, abuse from her boyfriend, and frustration for a long time, and had voiced her frustrations in her own weblog and in her paintings. She left violent posts of self angst related to self-mutilation and suicide, had posted “I am going to smash my face… My life as Daul was so miserable and lonely. Please join my loneliness in another world. I love you all. Daul.” She had also described suffering from insomnia and had admitted that she self harmed. In October 2009 during New York Fashion Week she left a post on her blog describing herself as “mad depressed and overworked.” She became the ninth South Korean celebrity to commit suicide in 2009. Daul’s last post included a song titled “I Go Deep” by Jim Rivers. The post was titled “Say Hi to Forever” and under, Kim wrote “best track forever.”
She was one of the most interesting people in the fashion industry. Love you and miss you.
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