The protagonist of Misa Sugiura’s new novel, Love & Other Natural Disasters, is searching for the perfect summer romance — and, if you’re searching for the perfect summer read, this is the book for you.
Explore our newest issue with conversations with Jananie Velu, better known as @thisstoryaintover on Youtube and Instagram, the Director of the Los Angeles Chapter of The Blasian Project (@blasianproject), Kamilah Zadi (@kamilahzadi), Aliza, the founder of Brown Girl Beauty (@shopbrowngirlbeauty), designer and illustrator, Jenny Acosta (@hennyhomeslice, @jennyjomeslice), Malika Burieva (@malika.burieva), a communications and journalism student at Adelphi University, and Andria Lo (@aweilo) and Valerie Luu (@valerieluu) of Chinatown Pretty (@chinatownpretty). Discover amazing pieces submitted by our community and so much more!
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.