Natasha Jung is the Founder of Cold Tea Collective (@coldteacollective), a new media platform for stories from Asian millennials in Canada and the U.S. Today, the platform features stories across topics like arts and culture, food, career, and mental health, from over 30 contributors across North America. Natasha was inspired to found CTC when she attended the Vancouver Asian Film Festival a few years ago. She described it as the first time seeing herself on screen, and she wanted to share that feeling of being seen and understood with other Asian millennials.
Natasha’s career as a creative producer started in high school when she organized a high school singing competition called RichCity Idol, which led to an internship at MTV Canada. She got her BA in Communications from Simon Fraser University, which led her into a career in marketing and producing. The journey wasn’t all sunny — Natasha opens up about how she overcame her mental health struggles with depression and presenteeism, the condition when you’re physically present at work but not able to be productive. Today, she runs Cold Tea Collective alongside a full-time brand marketing job that she enjoys, and in this episode she shares the lessons she’s learned around career, creative work, and how to value your own time.
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Natasha’s TEDx Talk: https://www.ted.com/talks/natasha_jung_navigating_cultural_expectations_in_a_cup_of_tea