in factory girls--IsabelChunming left Jiugongqiao Township in Hunan at age 17 without telling her parents to go find work and be independent. She had dreams of becoming more educated and learning more languages. Like Min, she also struggled with her parents expectations of her as a daughter. She jumped around a lot and ultimately lost all of her money, ID, and contacts when she escaped from what could have been sex slavery. She went on to work in factories on the line, then as a clerk. She persuaded her boss to give her a promotion. She then jumped onto Wanmei, a direct sales company that could have been a pyramid scheme, and rose up the ranks as a salesperson and a recruiter, which earned her great wealth and modest fame. She lost all of this when the government cracked down on the company; she then lost her savings investing in her boyfriend’s company, which, like the relationship, failed. She then had a series of odd jobs, including reporting and representing a paint company. She tried to enter into business for herself by co-founding a mold parts company, which she later bought out of. She returned to Wanmei for a while, but it turned out to be a pyramid scam. She ultimately ended up working a low wage job in a company, but still had hope for the future.