The story behind our themes and collections
In our Lost and Found collection, the stories selected were ones that examined the complexity of the refugee experience – how despite the great euphoria of finding safety, so much is lost too; the senses of home, culture, the familiar. So often the narratives we read of refugees are those of unimaginable disaster, displacement, destruction – of course, these aspects happen, but what of before, the piece of a puzzle that makes up a person: home? And in our Earth collection, stories that looked to indigenous peoples and the disproportionate effect climate change is having on First Nations communities – we connected readers to more narratives being omitted. The historical, endemic suffering these groups have endured continuing today under a different guise.
So much of what we do with the subscription book boxes we select at Heady Mix is focused on telling the real story, to connect our readers with a reality, written by or about those who belong to the myriad of underrepresented groups we work to showcase. It’s our hope that by reading more diversely, the spectrum through which we see and understand the world will grow and diversify too.
Past book box spotlight
Where do you belong?