Small Business Spotlight: Fireball Bookbindery

I’m Evelyn Wong (she/they) and I’m a full time artist, part-time professor, and the owner of Fireball Bookbindery.

Owning a creative business is an extension of what I do as an artist and as an educator, because I use this business as a platform for sharing my love of book arts and hand-bound books. My business has a focus on utilizing Asian materials, designs, and book-bindings to make journals that celebrate Asian American identity, and it’s a great way to share who I am through what I love. It’s been a great experience to have this business because I’ve found such an enthusiastic community of people who love having journals that celebrate who we are, and they love learning about all the different materials and processes that I use. It also makes me so happy when I hear back from people who have purchased one of my journals as a gift to their mom, dad, sibling, or other family members and these customers tell me how excited they were to receive such a unique gift!

Instagram and Facebook: @fireballbookbindery

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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