A Playlist from Overachievers to Overachievers: #1
Each issue we will be featuring music from Asian women and non-binary artists and bands. Here are some of our staff’s favorite picks for this issue! No flops— only bops— we’ve got a song for every mood.
We’ve started out this playlist with, of course, Olivia Rodrigo’s “drivers license.” Our intention isn’t to put you in the feels… It’s just become the Overachiever staff’s anthem for the month of January, so we were kind of obligated to include this. But don’t get into those feels yet, because we sprinkled some Rina Sawayama in here to pick you right back up with “XS”. Not really sure what’s going on with the stocks during these last couple of days of January, but we felt that this was fitting to laugh in the face of capitalism. To finish off this playlist, we’re making up for the emotional rollercoaster that was “drivers license” with “Kill This Love” by BLACKPINK. Cancel out feeling like a sad b*tch with feeling like a bad b*tch, right?
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.