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Eleanor Roosevelt’s love column + art scams —Onicia Update

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NEW #SCAMSSS: Invisible sculptures and blank canvases

Devin takes the wheel this episode to talk about two stories that have been bothering him for some time. Are these art scams really scams? Or schemes to take money from people with too much in the first place? $18,000 is about how much Devin has left to pay for the college degree he earned twenty years ago, but some people spend that much on “invisible sculptures” in Italy. KEEP READING

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The Letter – A Short Film Directed by Alexis Park with Script by Ada Cheng

The Letter explores mental health issues within the Asian American community, particularly around the taboo and silence.

Dr. Ada Cheng was a tenured professor in sociology at DePaul University for 15 years until she resigned to pursue storytelling and performance. Today she creates platforms for people to tell difficult and vulnerable stories. On August 27, the 7th Congressional District’s Multi Ethnic Advisory Task Force (MEATF) and American Multi Ethnic Coalition (AMEC) awarded Dr. Ada Cheng the 2021 Educator of the Year award during the annual Community Heroes Award Ceremony.

Eleanor Roosevelt’s little-known advice column

The pandemic took a lot from us, including live performances. Thankfully, This One Woman is back! Chicago storytellers Kyna Lenhof (@KJintheCity) and Cynthia Shur Petts (@CynShurPetts) founded the variety show. Enjoy this hilarious clip of Elizabeth Gomez (@juannarumble) presenting former First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt’s little-known advice column. 

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Comedy Scams Swindles Schemes Web Series

Ada Cheng on sleeping with your boss and $1000 resume services—Scams, Swindles, and Schemes

In our second episode of season 2, Scams, Swindles, and Schemes has our first guest! You won’t just get to hear Onicia and Devin’s highly misinformed opinions, you’ll also get to hear the respected opinions of Dr. Ada Cheng.

Social media has once more inspired awful ideas about what it takes or means to get ahead in the workplace, and Devin and Onicia aren’t afraid to possibly get controversial. Is having an affair with a higher up a good idea for a promotion? Is any resume service worth $1000? What does someone who’s qualified have to say?

You can reach out to us on Twitter, donate to our sleazy lawyer fund, subscribe to Devin’s and Onicia’s YouTube channels–and tell us how you plan to get ahead in your career.

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Sleeping with your boss as a career move?

Onicia and Devin discuss whether it might actually be beneficial to sleep with your boss. Sure, every woman at every level of business gets accused of this regardless of the job or the context because of the patriarchy, but could it work if done right? And how could it be done right? Onicia considers the possibilities while Devin looks at history and everybody has a good time and a lively discussion that may or may not make you think.

Question: Tweet us (@devinagonistes and @OniciaMuller) and tell us about your last job promotion; what do you recommend to get ahead?

Welcome special guest Dr. Ada Cheng!

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Performer, storyteller, and speaker Dr. Ada Cheng can be found on Instagram at @sjadacheng and at

$1000 for a resume service but no guarantee?!

After Ada recovers from her horror at the first topic, she discusses with Devin if it’d be worth spending $1000 to have someone punch up a resume. And there’s no guarantee you’ll get the job! If you can spend that kind of money on a resume service, how badly do you need whatever job you’re looking for in the first place? Ada is nicer than our hosts, though, but she knows a scam when she hears one!

Question: Tweet us (@devinagonistes and @OniciaMuller) and share your resume and job hunting hacks.