The Mixed Issue: Female Gaze

Each issue we feature some of our readers to highlight the diversity and stories of Asian women around the world. Here are these issue’s ladies!

Reeti Roy

“I have a first degree in English Literature from Jadavpur University, Calcutta and a Master’s Degree in Social Anthropology from the London School of Economics and Political Science. I was chosen as one of 40 young Indians to assist Members of Parliament in a unique initiative called the Legislative Assistant to Members of Parliament (LAMP) Fellowship. I founded Aglet Ink, a creative content services firm that focusses on storytelling and research to help individuals and organizations with resumes, cover letters, linkedin profiles, speaking points, as well as strategizing for interviews.”


Julie Nguyen //

IG: j.o.l.i.e.j.u.l.i.e

“Model. Landscaper. Adventure chaser. Friend of the cats. Not talkative. But assertive. A kick-them-in-the-gut type.”


Shraddha Punja

“Born and bought up in Mumbai and having lived in Singapore for years now. Let me tell you, stigma prevails equally in first world countries as it does in third world  countries. Mental health stigma is insidious and stigmatisation is pervasive. As a mental health expert, I thrive to create awareness with education, and without belittling someone for their conditioned stigma. I envision a society that knows the basic science of the human mind, to ensure mental health is never an option but an absolute priority.”

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Kristina Robertson // IG: @kristina_robertson18

Kristina Robertson is a confessional spoken word performer and writer residing in Morgan Hill, California. She was a member of the San Jose Poetry Slam Team in 2009 and 2010. Her work has appeared in “Better than Starbucks, Not Your Ordinary Poetry Magazine” and was featured on a podcast publication for “Chopsticks Alley Art.”


Alyana Castro

Alyana Castro is a half Mexican & half Filipina student who takes pride in her craft of journalism and marketing.  She has aspirations to build her career by starting with the foundations of business and expanding her expertise in order to venture into a multitude of career ambitions. In her free time, she enjoys playing tennis, reading about fashion, and spending time with her family.  She also enjoys meeting others and taking every opportunity to connect with the people around her. She hopes to dedicate her life to helping others and spreading positivity in everything she does.  In the future, she aspires to have a solid platform inspiring many that anything is possible with hard work and determination.


“Hi, I’m Audrey, a Thai-American photographer based in Brooklyn, New York. I love learning about other people’s mixed race experiences and try to capture all cultures and subjects with a collaborative, empathetic gaze.

My instagram is @audreymelton.

I’d love to capture any more Asian Americans if any readers are interested in being photographed!”

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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