Wang’s advice for Asian girls who want to pursue their passions—their dreams over financial stability—is to not feel forced about loving something. “My parents told me what I liked—they told me I liked viola. They told me I like tennis. It took me a long time in college to figure out what I actually liked, which wasn’t viola—although tennis is really cool. Figuring out what you actually love in our passion makes you feel great excitement—like 10 out of 10 level. It’s what you would want to spend a lot of time doing.”

The Solidarity Issue: Miss Demure

Over a year ago, I released this comic entitled “Crash Course”. It was meant to be an abridged rundown as to the problematic nature of the model minority myth. Given current events, I requested that Overachiever re-post this comic with a few adjustments. While the damage the model minority myth has had on AAPI has become a more mainstream discussion, the damage it has on the Black community is equally as harmful. Over the past few weeks, I’ve heard people I have grown up around and love spew hatred towards a community that has suffered since the beginnings of this country— and I’m sure many other Asians like me have experience the same. I believe the model minority myth is the root of at least some of the anti-blackness our community feels. While by no means a thorough enough dive into the how’s and whys, I hope this comic can at least be used to start a conversation on anti-blackness.

“Crash Course”

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.

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