My Half Year in Review: Spring and Summer 2021

I’m vaccinated! I’ve met up with friends in person for the first time in over a year. I’ve seen my doctors. I’ve treated myself to outdoors dining and indoor movies. I’m not as worried for my friends and family. I’m incredibly thankful. Youth Power Coalition just wrapped up its first full year I officially stepped…

My Quarter in Review: Spring 2018

This has been a great quarter. Setting priorities for just 3 things has made all the difference! Those three things were: Identity Work Community Building Funding   A Look Back Identity Work I’ve been doing a lot of reading this past quarter about race and racism with a specific focus on the Asian American experience….

My Quarter in Review: Winter 2018

I turned 30 in March! I love birthdays, they remind me of how loved I am by friends both old and new. My birthday was also a good chance to reflect on life in general and I got to say, it’s pretty great. I’m doing what I love, making a positive impact in the world,…

Reflections on my TEDxPrincetonU Talk: How to fail successfully

November of 2013, I gave a TEDx talk on how to fail successfully based on my own experiences. At the time, I was a budding entrepreneur who was working on a multitude of ideas including one that I laugh about most: The Conversation Coach. The main point of the talk was: “For my entire life I…

TEDxPrincetonU: How to Fail Successfully by Deborah Chang [Transcribed]

“For my entire life I was taught how to be successful, but I was not taught to fail.” But “the only thing that’s certain about the future is that it’s uncertain. So failure is inevitable. And if failure is inevitable, we need to work that into our process of learning and growing.”

My Quarter in Review: Winter 2016

What I Accomplished My greatest accomplishments over the last three months was that I finally made it to Thailand! My Thailand trip has been a dream since August 2014, and I was able to save enough money to go by September 2015. December 2015, I headed off to Thailand, and spent a whole month enjoying…

My Quarter in Review: Winter 2015

My greatest accomplishment last quarter was clarifying what we do at #NYCEDU. We curate, coach, and connect community organizers who work across lines of difference in NYC education. Curate We find the community organizers who are aligned with #NYCEDU core beliefs. These are: We are a collective. Everyone is a founder. Lead with love. Be creative….