Natalie Obedos is the Associate Copyeditor for Overachiever. She has been a part of Overachiever’s team since it’s founding and wouldn’t change it for the world. Besides drawing and writing, Natalie also loves eating good food, cooking badly, and making up elaborate stories for portraits in museums. She recently mastered the art of making dumplings. (And wants to redo Julie and Julia but with Sohla El-Waylly and herself).
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.