#JustLikeYou: Diana Lin
Meet The Oh Collective Co-Founder, Media Queen, and Part-Time Model, Diana Lin!
You asked, we answered.
You asked, 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, successfully launched The Oh Collective!
What's more, they are #JustLikeYou.
When the four best friends first decided to start The Oh Collective, their vision was to create not only products but also foster a community of like-minded women who are 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.
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🌟 Get to know Diana 🌟
Hometown: Seattle & Greater Vancouver - 18 years, Taipei - 5 years. I call a few places my hometown as I've spent significant time in each and it's molded me into who I am today.
Currently based in: Shanghai - 7 years
Hobbies: Working out, hanging out, having meals with friends and family, watching films, and traveling.
Role at The Oh Collective: Operations and Logistics
What is one quote you live by?: “Yolo”
Best piece of advice for the Oh Community:
Don't ever feel pressure to do things you're not ready for and never be afraid to ask, do what is right for you.
Pixie or Kit?
Kit! I love the versatility it allows for exploring with yourself and with a partner. It can stimulate different "Oh" zones separately, but also bend and stimulate two things at once. Also, on a lazy day, Kit's length is long enough so I don't need to reach very far to get it where I want. The drastic variation of vibration settings is also really great as my body sensitivity varies depending on the time of the month.
Diana, we know you've been balancing The Oh Collective with a full-time position at a corporate company. How have you been managing your time, and what's one thing you've learned from having both of these roles at once?
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I was working in an ad agency for the majority of my career, that has trained me to multitask in intense environments which entailed pretty gruelling hours. When I moved to the brand side it gave me a better work-life balance, which allowed me to better manage my time with The Oh Collective.
It isn't to say it's all rainbows and butterflies, but my passion for it is the fuel that keeps me going and even taught me to be more mindful of potential burnout, remembering to give myself the down time I need when I get it and ensuring I'm relieving stress with the facets that work for me.
A major takeaway is being able to utilize knowledge from both the start-up and the corporate side, and also appreciating its struggles and differences, along with adding to my skill set of operating businesses at very different scales.
What has been your favorite memory with Winxi, Eden, and Simona?
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The bond and support system that we have created through this process. We’ve been able to help each other overcome tough work and personal challenges with no judgement.
What would you say is the biggest struggle you’ve faced as a team at The Oh Collective, and what’s one valuable thing that you will cherish forever?
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We're pretty hard on ourselves and have high expectations that can create anxieties. But in turn, that has also been what has been valuable: learning to be patient, more mindful and focused on our purpose. Our market still lacks access to open platforms and resources to normalize such topics. So every success/milestone for us, big or small, have all been worth celebrating.
There are so many things to cherish from this entire process but one of them is definitely the people we have met from all over the world and the feedback after engaging with them. Knowing we have created such a strong support system for ourselves and the fact that we can potentially help others to be more confident or safe to openly share their most intimate selves, has been incredibly rewarding.
I’d say I’ve had a lot of adventures, good and bad, and my “taste” in men and definition of love has evolved over the course of my life. Each experience has allowed me to better know myself, face my insecurities and become more confident to know what I can or cannot accept from my partners and of myself. As I’ve gotten older, I also feel less worried about others worrying about what I don’t have, but to appreciate and love what I do.
So my tip is not to worry about what society expects from you but to Just Do You and explore what drives your curiosity that can make you happy - don’t need to force it because things will come eventually. It seems so obvious, but it’s easier said than done. And lastly, find the people that love you for you and support you, you don’t need to carry the weight of the world on your shoulders but know you are not alone and there are women out there #JustLikeYou.
What has your experience been growing up around sexual wellness and sex toys? Who taught you and where did you get your information from?
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Growing up in the North America, there were more open conversations about sex but most of the information was shared through my close girlfriends, so not all we had learnt was really factual but assumptions of what "others" say. So while I was exposed to similar topics, they never surrounded the empowering part of owning intimate pleasure or the importance of intimate wellness.
It was more of "Have you done this before?" and “You're a prude if you haven't done it" and “You are promiscuous if you have too often". It creates misperceptions and insecurities when you are a young and impressionable teenager.
It has been so refreshing and positive to see that the narrative is slowly, but surely, changing and we are very excited to be part of it.
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We hope our Founders series allows you to get a better sense of our origins, our 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 normalizing female intimate wellness!
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Our Founders with a Community Member at one of our pop-up events!
🧚♀️ About The Oh Collective 噢欢乐 🧚♀️
We want to inspire all women to be confident and happy with their intimate selves by recognizing their physical needs and their own 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 even long-term health.
We are here to provide our sisters with safe and reliable products, a trusted community and content that offers 100% good vibes only!