Based in Bangalore India, Gitanjali Samayamantula, is a writing intern for OM. She is a Filipino-Indian 20-year-old university student working towards a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism, English Literature, and Psychology. She enjoys writing articles on a wide variety of topics like beauty, film, literature, and pop culture. Also, she highlights Asian talent to bring awareness of issues in the communities closest to her. In her free time, she enjoys reading classic literature and learning Italian.
Isabella is a second-year Arts and Media (Communications and Journalism) student at UNSW, Sydney Australia. She’s a keen baker, lover of plants, pilates and enjoys catching up with friends over long phone calls.
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.