Hi, I'm Ada.
What i believe in
Making the world a better place through leadership, empathy and cultural change
short essays and thoughts


What I'm working on now: Meet Chuan's Promise & the Asian Sewist Collective podcast
May 31, 2021

Anyone who knows me well knows that I like to keep busy. I am always on the go and always working on multiple projects. I used to obsessively write down tasks in my paper planner in high school and quickly graduated to calendar apps and project management tools in college and my professional life. So, it will probably be no surprise to you that I am currently keeping busy working on multiple businesses and projects. It’s hard to describe “what I do” in one succinct title, and the closest word I have is “entrepreneur”. 

Fat inclusion in the online sewing community
May 24, 2021

Over the last few weeks (okay, during Me Made May), fat inclusion has once again become one of the online sewing community's biggest topics of discussion. As someone who is newer to the community and a straight size sewist, I've had to do a lot of catching up. My immediate reaction is that while progress has been made to increase size ranges produced by pattern designers, there is still a long way to go for inclusion.

Parenting your Parents: What happens when your parent dies
March 3, 2021

Our dad, Yuan Chuan Chen, passed away on the night of January 6th, 2021, due to COVID-19. This is what it was like to be his primary caregiver in his final days.

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