Each issue we feature written work from Asian womxn around the world. Here are this issue’s pieces:
Too Many Roses by Aria Mallare
Too many roses Uprooted from the soil Sticking out of the ground like a garden of spears Their stems cut short Heads cut off, thorned and sharp Ready to strike Too many roses Blossoming into weapons Their twisted leaves strangling the trigger Too many roses An ocean of blood red Sitting on rows of rectangular boxes Too many roses Uprooted from the soil too young Cut from life in a temporary beauty Too many roses Left to wither away
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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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.