We Are Everything Chapbook from Mixing Roots

Recently we launched two amazing anthologies at an open mic event at the iconic Leadmill Sheffield. One of those anthologies was the chapbook We Are Everything, from our Mixing Roots project run by Warda Yasin & Danae Wellington. It wasn’t long before we sold out! We’ve now had more printed and details of how you can order one are below.

We are also working towards a full-length Mixing Roots Anthology to be released later in the year. If you are a young woman of colour who writes, aged 14 to 30, be you just starting your writing journey, or well on your path, we’d love to hear from you.

About We Are Everything

Mixing Roots brings together girls and young women (aged 13+) from different backgrounds & cultures in a supportive space to talk, share and write about everything from the roots we come from, and what has been passed down to us, to who we are today. This anthology chapbook celebrates a selection of writing by young women of colour, notably through recent Mixing Roots programmes working with girls across South Yorkshire and beyond.

Purchase We Are Everything chapbook/pamphlet
56 poems by 34 young women writers of colour. A wonderful gift poetry lovers | £5 (inc.P&P)
Email books@hivesouthyorkshire.com with the number of copies you’d like & how you’d like to pay (Paypal or bank transfer). We’ll get back promptly confirming the amount with details of how to pay.

About Mixing Roots

Mixing Roots brings together girls and young women (aged 13+)
from different backgrounds & cultures, in a supportive space, to talk, share and write about everything from the roots we come from, and what has been passed down to us, to who we are today. This anthology celebrates a selection of writing by young women of colour, notably through recent Mixing Roots programmes working with girls across South Yorkshire and beyond.

Mixing Roots is led by Warda Yassin with support from fellow writer and teacher Danae Wellington. Warda won the New Poets Prize 2018 judged by Kayo Chingonyi for her debut pamphlet, Tea with Cardamom. Both poets have an anthology of work forthcoming with Sile Sibanda in 2023 from The Poetry Business.

Below, photos from our Leadmill launch courtesy of Tim Dennel