Two Dollar Lahmacun

Communities can be built in many ways

But when you are in a diaspora your connection sometimes fades

Leading you to search for anything helping you belong

Sometimes from “home”, you are a generation withdrawn

It can be the simple things that bring you peace

For me it was the food festival, two-dollar lahmacun built a Parskaye piece by piece

When the day got darker and the air filled with the sounds of a traditional folk band

I would close my eyes and feel the gentle breeze, I would imagine it filled with sand

These days while scarce throughout the year 

Gave a young self a community and belonging, the diaspora I did not fear

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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