Australia is known around the world as the ‘lucky country’, but not all of us are lucky. With ongoing human rights issues and a questionable track record in Indigenous rights, Australia has been repeatedly called to address its ‘serious shortcomings’ by Human Rights Watch Australia director, Elaine Pearson, and the wider international community.

The Expectations Issue: Miss Demure

Miss Demure is a comic series by Natalie Obedos (The design editor of Overachiever Magazine) that follows the misadventures of an Asian girl navigating an often confusing world. In this issue’s comic, we see Miss Demure encounter some unrealistic expectations!

“The Asian ‘F’”


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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.

You can find announcements, more news, and get to know our staff on social media: give us a follow, and learn how you can get involved today!

We do not claim to speak for all Asian women, non-binary people, and other gender minorities. We are just here to give them a place to speak for themselves.

We hope you’ll join us.

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