Each issue we feature the work of Asian female writers all over the world. Here are this issue’s poems:
Thank you by Nicolette Wu
thank you for the words that make me warm inside and out thank you for the words that make me like you without a doubtthank you for the letter with the spelling mistakes and all thank you for the letter that made my gift feel so smallthank you for tousling my hair every single day thank you for the awkward conversations at school that just make me want to staythank you for being you and just making me smile thank you for being you and making school worthwhile
Spring of Dreams by Cynthia Putri Iskandar
unfettered lies liaisons of beings fear of the truth my crystal tearsmaiden in white tufts of dandelions no fury, no agony close your eyessymphony of purity kaleidoscope of peace breeze embalming the body sweet, sweet dreamswhen I die play this song and think of meas I dance at the spring of dreams
Overachiever Magazine was started by Rehana Paul in October of 2018 to give a platform to all Asian women, non-binary people, and other gender minorities.
Our name is poking fun at the stereotype that all Asians are overachievers, especially Asian women, non-binary people, and other gender minorities. It’s also in recognition of all of us who have had no choice but to be overachievers: managing societal expectations, family obligations, and educational opportunities, all while fighting the patriarchy.
We have grown since then, putting out bimonthly issues (we are contributor powered: apply to write for our next one!), and weekly reviews of culture, and news that is important to us.
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