Tangled Roots started as a conversation between a group of friends who were all mixed race or bringing up children as part of a multiracial family. They talked about lots of things, including the thoughtless things people say to them when out and about. For example one member of the group who was out shopping with her light-skinned, blue-eyed daughter was asked 'Are you babysitting for the day?' But one mystery alluded them: Why didn't they see families like theirs in the media or read about their experiences in books?
The project has kicked off with an exhibition of photographs of Tangled Roots featuring local writers who all have experienced growing up in a multi-racial family. The exhibition, with photography by Anthony Farrimond will be displayed at Seven Arts, Harrogate Road, Chapel Allerton, Leeds from 18th September to 13th October 2013.
Check out the The Tangled Roots website for more information about the project and the book which will be published, based on the stories collected on the website. There will also be a series of events in Leeds in 2014 where professional and amateur authors who have contributed to the book will read their work.
If you would like to share your experiences, (there is a payment for the best stories) your inspiration or simply register your interest in the project, please contact email@example.com