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Ada Cheng

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Ada Cheng – Storyteller, Educator, and Speaker

rEvolutionary Woman

Today, Tes speaks with Dr. Ada Cheng. Ada is a professor-turned-storyteller, solo performer, and storytelling show producer. She was a tenured professor in sociology at DePaul University from 2001-2016 when she resigned to pursue storytelling and performance full time. She has been featured at storytelling shows and done her two solo performances all over the country. Ada is the producer and the host of five storytelling shows, including Pour One Out, Am I Man Enough?, Talk Stories: An Asian American / Asian Diaspora Storytelling Show, Speaking Truths Series, and This Is America: Truths through My Body. She creates platforms for people to tell difficult and vulnerable stories as well as for communities who may not have the opportunities otherwise. She is an adjunct faculty at Dominican University and a speaker for Illinois Humanities Speakers Bureau Program. She works full time as the Education and Outreach Specialist with Women's Leadership and Resource Center at UIC. Her motto: Make your life the best story you tell.Ada Cheng, Ph.D.Most Recent News:This Is America: Truths through My Body is part of programming for 2020 Cook County Racial Equity WeekRecipient for Asian Giving Circle Grant with National Cambodian Heritage Museum (2019-21)Speaking Engagements:Road Scholars Speakers Bureau, Illinois Humanities (2019-2022)https://www.ilhumanities.org/program/road-scholars-speakers-bureau/Storytelling Show Producing/Hosting: Am I Man Enough? Pour One Out: A Monthly Storytelling SeriesSpeaking Truths SeriesTalk Stories: An Asian American/Asian Diaspora Storytelling Show This Is America: Truths through My BodyContact Info and Social Media:Email: sj.ada.cheng@gmail.comWebsite: www.renegadeadacheng.com Facebook: www.facebook.com/ada.cheng.98096Facebook: www.facebook.com/dr.adacheng/Instagram: sjadachengYouTube: Renegade Ada Cheng

1hr 8mins

27 May 2021

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How to be a storyteller with Ada Cheng with Keyanna, Christobel, Zamire

Power Your Story

Keyanna, Christobel, and Zamire interviewed Chicago based storyteller and the host of Am I Man Enough? podcast, Ada Cheng. Before the COVID pandemic, we were so lucky to have Ada in the house for our interview and a workshop where she helped us learn how to tell stories from our personal lives. One thing we learned is what to do if you lack the courage to do something and need to find the determination in yourself. Ada’s motto is: make your life the best story you tell. Ada hosts live storytelling events like Pour One Out and Talk Stories. During the pandemic, these events are virtual. You can learn more at renegadeadacheng.com. On season 5 of Power Your Story, we are talking all about making podcasts. Storytelling is an important part of being a good host or guest. http://www.PowerYourStoryPodcast.com Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/poweryourstorypodcast Instagram: @PowerYourStoryPodcast YouTube: After School Matters - Power Your Story Podcast Power Your Story is produced by students at Ray Graham Training Center High School in Chicago. We represent diverse voices, telling our real life stories through the power of podcasting technology. Each season features a new group of student producers under the mentorship of producer, Andrea Klunder of The Creative Impostor Studios, creating personal journals, interviews, and educational pieces about the topics that matter most to us. Season 5 is produced by Alfred, Aliyah, Brandon, Carlos, Christobel, Edward, Elvis, Justus, Joel, Juan, Keyanna, Maritza, Mark, Miguel, and Zamire. Our theme music is by DJ Sparkz.


28 Jan 2021

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Storytelling: Recording Our History in Action w/ Dr. Ada Cheng

The Bánh Mì Chronicles

For the season 1 finale of the podcast, Dr. Ada Cheng joins me as a guest on the podcast.  I met Ada back in June 2016 at a queer storytelling show, a week after the Pulse Night Club shooting in Orlando.  At the time, she had resigned from her position as a tenured professor at DePaul University to pursue theatre and storytelling, and became a naturalized US citizen.  In this interview, she reflects back during that period, and goes into the creative and critical challenges that she experienced as a storyteller / storytelling producer.  She discusses the importance of developing new storytellers, specifically in the POC communities, and why telling our own stories do indeed matter to our history.  Check this episode out, and please follow her on Facebook or her website for upcoming events and workshops that she conducts.  Bio: Ada Cheng is a professor-turned-storyteller, solo performer, and storytelling show producer. She recently performed her solo show NOT QUITE as the keynote for Women and Girls in Georgia Conference at the University of Georgia. She is the producer and the host for four storytelling shows, including Pour One Out, Am I Man Enough?, Talk Stories (with Randy Kim), and Speaking Truths Series. She creates platforms for people to tell difficult and vulnerable stories as well as spaces for people and communities who may not have opportunities otherwise. Please check out her website: www.renegadeadacheng.com. or on Facebook at Renegade Ada Cheng.  Audio Editing Credit: Chanho Kim (www.chanho.kim) --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/banhmichronicles/support

1hr 35mins

5 Jan 2020

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On Culture, Sex, and Academia ft. Ada Cheng, PhD

Queer Asian Podcast Club

Please welcome Ada Cheng, a Chicago-based sociology PhD professor who specialises in storytelling centering APIMED folxs. Ada is absolutely incredible, and we're so excited to share this conversation that covers everything from the difficulty in defining culture, navigating academia, and finding sexual empowerment. Find her at http://www.renegadeadacheng.com/ and on instagram at @sjadacheng

1hr 52mins

1 Oct 2019

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Ada Cheng's Change - Episode 198

Are You Famous, Yet?

02:10 - Ada's change from being a professor into a storyteller/improviser/stand-up comedian. 13:34 - Her one woman show, "NOT QUITE: Asian American by Law, Ahttp://www.fringefestival.orgsian Woman by Desire," at Fringe festivals. 24:10 - The subject of the immigration process in her show. 31:55 - The second story in her solo show, about teaching. 33:14 - Surprised by outcome of Fringe festivals. Capital Fringe https://www.capitalfringe.org Minnesota Fringe http://www.fringefestival.org Boulder Fringe http://www.boulderfringe.com 35:50 - Supposed to go to Houston Fringe, but not going now, due to Hurricane Harvey. http://houstonfringefestival.org 37:18 - Sept. 15th performance at The National Cambodian Heritage Museum & Killing Fields Memorial. https://www.cambodianmuseum.org/new-events/2017/9/15/ada-cheng-not-quite-asian-american-by-law-asian-woman-by-desire-1 39:36 - Ada's sex-positive style. 48:19 - Magic wand. http://www.adameve.com/adult-sex-toys/vibrators/wand-massagers/sp-magic-wand-rechargeable-100664.aspx 52:06 - Promotion Time: Ada's Sept. 15th show at 7 pm at The National Cambodian Heritage Museum & Killing Fields Memorial https://www.cambodianmuseum.org/new-events/2017/9/15/ada-cheng-not-quite-asian-american-by-law-asian-woman-by-desire-1 52:23 - Advice for mid-lifers who want to change direction in their lives. Follow us on Twitter or Facebook Intro Music: "Are You Famous, Yet?" - Laura Scruggs. Outro Music: "AYFY 1" - Christopher Kriz


4 Sep 2017

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AWSM Comedy Radio EP 211 with Sophia Jouravel and Ada Cheng


First time guests Sophia Jouravel and Ada Cheng face off in Fartku, a game where you must compose a fartastic haiku. Winners get a very special prize on this show.Sophia Jouravel shares news of the potential Chicago Market food coop in the historic Gerber building of Uptown and Ada Cheng Shares news of her one woman show Not Quite: Asian American by Law, Asian Woman by Desire.Sign the petition to bring wholesome food and community building opportunities via the Chicago Market here: http://www.chicagomarket.coop/wilson_cta_petitionSupport fundraising for Healing Corner and go see an awesome show at the same time. Not Quite runs Thursdays in June 2017 in the Public House Theatre on 3914 N Clark Street at 8:00p.m.Connect awesome people.AWSM Comedy RadioAwesomonster


5 Jun 2017