Rehana Paul (she/her) is the editor-in-chief and founder of Overachiever Magazine. Frustrated with the lack of intersectionality and focus on representation politics in existing Asian spaces, she started Overachiever in 2018. Rehana is currently studying international relations, marketing, and communications at American University in Washington D.C. She works freelance as a communications and marketing consultant. Rehana is overly enthusiastic about her puppy, Taylor Swift, and coffee in all of its forms.
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.