Mira has been writing in her journal since she was 7 years old. Ranging from poetry and creative writing to gratitude lists and dark confessions, Mira has always found companionship in writing. She used to write only for herself, where privacy was crucial (she had a lock on her first diary that even she could not get into one day). But at 25 years old, she has grown to now desire others to find healing, solace, companionship, and an all-around stirring of the soul through her writing as well. Mira hopes that her intersectional identities as a first-generation immigrant, Japanese/Korean female, and her background in mental health has given her a unique voice in the world, one that others may connect to. She is currently living with her dog, Mookie, who has now become the best companion she has ever had.
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.