#JustLikeYou: Eden Chiang
Meet The Oh Collective Co-Founder, Eden Chiang!
You asked, and we answered.
You asked, and we answered. In the coming series, we will introduce our four co-founders of The Oh Collective: Diana Lin, Eden Chiang, Simona Xu, and Winxi Kan!
They are not business partners but also a #girlsquad of best friends that travel, work, and party together.
Eden, Diana, Simona, and Winxi first met as colleagues at a Fortune 500 Company, and now, five years later, they have successfully launched The Oh Collective!
What's more, they're #JustLikeYou.
When the four best friends first decided to start The Oh Collective, their vision was to create products and foster a community of like-minded women willing to explore the realm of female intimate health and wellness.
Learn more about Diana and her upbringing, some fun facts, and her experience as a co-founder of The Oh Collective.
🌟 Get to know Eden 🌟
Hometown: Vancouver / Pingtung
Currently based in Shanghai, China (been here for almost seven years)
Hobbies: Jogging, Walking Owen (my dog) alongside Suzhou Creek, Graphic Design, Listening to podcasts, and figuring out how to live the best life possible :D
Role at The Oh Collective: Brand & Creative
What is one quote you live by? “Not to live as if you had endless years ahead of you. Death overshadows you. While you’re alive and able — be good.” by Marcus Aurelius.
It’s a good reminder to ourselves that life is short and precious, so live it to the fullest every single day.
Best advice for the Oh Community: Remember that you’re not alone. You may be going through the pains, struggles, and unknowns right now. Know that there are people out there just like you.
Pixie or Kit? Kit & Pixie depending on the day and mood. Alone or with my lovely partner. Pixie for partner play. Kit for rainy days, when I want to kick back and relax: my left hand with a glass of wine and my right hand with Kit 😈.
Hey Eden! Can you tell us a bit about your upbringing and how did that morph you into who you are today?
I grew up in a traditional Chinese family, and as the oldest child of three, my parents were extremely strict with me. Although they were rigid, my rebellious personality constantly challenged their thinking, and I found creative ways to influence them throughout the years. We have a very tight-knit relationship where we can talk about everything, and my parents have become more open-minded! When I was young, my parents wanted me to be a doctor, so I studied Biology throughout college, and now I'm working in the sexual wellness industry. I guess I didn't stray too far away from their hopes and dreams :P
Growing up, I went to seven different schools on two continents; this contributed to my ease of adaptation and eagerness to explore other cultures and ideas.
I believe that bits and pieces of my upbringing have contributed to who I am today - constantly challenging the societal norm and exploring and adapting new ideas.
So we know you just recently left your full-time job at Nike. What has the transition been like?
I haven’t had much time to adapt to the transition yet, as it’s only been one month, and The Oh Collective has been on the go-go-go!
I’m setting myself a goal to try different formats to create space and time out of the week to create a structure. I believe in the flexibility of future workspace and will be spending time figuring that out! Lastly, as I work full-time on our start-up, I must also ensure I’m creating space and time for rest, recovery, and fun for myself and the girls!
What is the most significant difference to the female intimate health/wellness industry that The Oh Collective has made so far?
We are putting the four of us front and centre of the brand with our community and offline events! We can start creating genuine relationships by being relatable to women out there. We also want to set ourselves as an example that intimate wellness can be talked about in a positive light and not in a taboo behind the closed doorway.
How do you find time for self-love (masturbation) while living with a partner?
Hehe. I prefer doing it together with my partner! Having a partner that understands, respects, and communicates what self-love means to you (space, time, or intimacy) is significant! I will try to carve out time throughout the week to work out, enjoy my downtime, and even be a couch potato binging Netflix.
🌟 Join our Community! 🌟
We hope our Founders series gives you a better sense of our origins, team, and, most importantly, what The Oh Collective Stands for.
We are for women, by women, and we'd love for you to join us on our mission to empower women, starting from normalising female intimate wellness!
🧚♀️ About The Oh Collective 🧚♀️
We want to inspire all women to be confident and happy with their intimate selves by recognising their physical needs and definition of "pleasure." We believe you don't need to be ashamed or shy to explore your body and what can bring you pleasure and long-term health. We are here to provide our sisters with safe and reliable products, a trusted community and content that only offers 100% good vibes!