Dr. Ada Cheng | Chicago-based Workshop Leader, Speaker, and Storyteller
FROM PROFESSOR TO PERFORMER
Dr. Ada Cheng was a tenured professor in sociology at DePaul University for 15 years until she resigned to pursue storytelling and performance. Today she creates platforms for people to tell difficult and vulnerable stories.
Dr. Ada Cheng’s approach to storytelling centers on two goals: the liberation and self-permission to tell our own stories, and to create community-building spaces that provide safe haven for these stories to be told. Ada reframes our vulnerability as not our enemy, but as our friend.
— Randy Kim
Host & Creator of The Banh Mi Chronicles Podcast