Season 2 – Episode 04: She Has Overcome Part 2: “Keep Climbing”

September, 2017

Mable, New York

She Has Overcome Part 2: “Keep Climbing” What would you do when someone tries to break you down, yelling at you saying “You’re the worst!?” What would you do when no one believes in your startup idea, saying “it’s too…

Season 2 – Episode 03: She Has Overcome Part 1: “Breaking Barriers”

September, 2017

Mable, New York

She Has Overcome Part 1: “Breaking Barriers” What would you do when you hit a storm in the middle of climbing to the mountain top?  Would you stop? Would you keep going? She would keep climbing. Why? What would you…

Season 2 – Episode 02: “Free to Speak?”

August, 2017

Mable, New York

Free to Speak? In America, freedom of speech is a First Amendment right enshrined in the U.S. Constitution. The right to speak our mind is not only valued in the American culture but expected in our liberal democratic society where voices are…

Season 2 – Episode 01: “Are you Chinese?”

July, 2017

Mable, New York

Are You Chinese? It sounds like a simple question. But why would someone ask it? And what makes it difficult for someone to answer it? Eric Liao, our blogger/podcast intern at One in a Billion, started writing a blog about…

Season 1 – Episode 12: “Reflecting on 2016 ”

December, 2016

Mable, New York

Reflecting on 2016 How often do you hear these questions – “How high have you scored?  How many hours do you work? How much have you done?” Quantity is, of course important. It is a metric of output or outcome….

Season 1 – Episode 11 “Are You Home for Christmas?”

December, 2016

Mable, New York

“Are You Home for Christmas?”   This year, I’ve promised my husband to be in Boston for Christmas and New Year. For the first time, it hit me how important it is to him that we celebrate Christmas, not in…

Season 1 – Episode 10 “What Makes You Different? ”

December, 2016

Mable, New York

What Makes You Different? How often do you feel different from your peers in America? Under what circumstances do your find your values at odds with your immediate cultural environment? How do you assert your sense of uniqueness? Listen to…

Season 1 – Episode 9 “Why Not Me? Part 2”

November, 2016

Mable, New York

Why Not Me? Part 2 The first time I wanted to deny that I was Chinese, I was 17 years old facing another 17-year-old. She was tall, blonde and huge, from Chicago. “Where are you from?” She taunted me as I was…

Season 1 – Episode 8 “Why Not Me? Part 1”

November, 2016

Mable, New York

Why Not Me? Part 1 Snap Judgments. Stereotypes. Implicit Bias. They exist everywhere, across and beyond Harvard. When I was a graduate student in the Regional Studies East Asia Program,  I had experienced attitudes and comments that were sprinkled with…

Season 1 – Episode 7 “Face Our Fears”

October, 2016

Mable, New York

Face Our Fears I spent most of my 20s pretending that I had no fears. Fears are messy. They mess up my optimism, my can-do spirit, they hold me back. I turned a blind eye to them so they wouldn’t…

Season 1 – Episode 6: “Is Entrepreneurship Right for You?”

October, 2016

Mable, New York

Is Entrepreneurship Right for You? Before I launched my media startup in 2012, I never imagined that one day, I would form a company to create a digital platform for young people from China and America to share personal stories…

Season 1 – Episode 5: “Finding love in America. Are You the One?”

September, 2016

Mable, New York

Finding Love in America: Are You the One? What do you look for when you are seeking “the one?” Since I began dating seriously in my 30s, I found myself often asking if the guy I was seeing at the time…