Alexis Freeman is a Korean adoptee to the United States. She was adopted three times before she was eight-years-old surviving physical, mental, emotional and sexual abuse. Thanks to the love and support of her third adoptive family, Freeman became an advocate for herself, leading her to leave her adoptive country and become a citizen of the world. Freeman writes under a pseudonym to protect her identity and those whom she loves for sometimes the revelation of secrets can be overwhelming to the unprepared. She continues to share her stories, though, in hopes of letting others know they are not alone in surviving trauma and that there is always a path to healing and love.
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.