Nikko: A non-binary, Filipino baddie inspired by the pursuit of freedom and justice. They are a daring Aquarius soul that chooses to live boldly. In addition to writing, Nikko enjoys baking, reading, traveling, experiencing various cultures, museums, fashion, live music, uplifting QPOC (especially AAPI), connecting with people that feel like soulmates, anything matcha, and endlessly promoting the Netflix series Sense8-- the greatest work of art ever made. Nikko is currently in Dental Hygiene school with the ultimate goals of shaping public health policy, becoming a published author, and perhaps a professor to influence the next generations towards the goodness of solidarity.
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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.