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JD Chang: Founder of Crushing the Myth Ep 80

By Felicia Lin

A note from Talking Taiwan host Felicia Lin:

Crushing The Myth (CTM) is an Asian American speaker series that shares Asian American stories and perspectives with a global audience. Established in January of 2019, CTM aims to connect Asian Americans and allies to each other.

I spoke with the Founder of Crushing The Myth, JD Chang about why he created CTM, and its mission.

Crushing The Myth is about showing that Asian America today is more than just the “Model Minority” label and telling Asian American stories that make people LISTEN, LEARN, and INSPIRED.

Here’s a little preview of what we talked about in this podcast episode:


  • JD’s experience of the model minority myth
  • What Crushing The Myth is about and what it represents
  • What is the mission of Crushing The Myth (CTM)
  • How JD started his career as a film line producer
  • What JD thinks about TED Talks
  • South by Southwest (SXSW) Conference
  • What Crushing the Myth offers to its participants (prospective speakers)
  • What’s the biggest challenge JD has experienced with Crushing The Myth
  • The highlights of working on Crushing The Myth
  • How people can sign up to do a Crushing The Myth talk
  • The training that Crushing The Myth provides to its speakers
  • JD’s tips for public speaking
  • JD’s tips for looking good on video
  • Where you can watch the CTM talks


Related Links:


Crushing The Myth’s website:


Crushing The Myth on Instagram:


Crushing The Myth YouTube channel:


JD Chang on social media:






APEX for Youth:


Asia Society:


South by Southwest (SXSW) Conference:


TED Talks:


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Felicia Lin is the Host and Producer of Talking Taiwan, a podcast which seeks to introduce you to interesting stories connected to Taiwan and the diverse individuals who make up Taiwan’s global community.

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