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Everything That Moves, Moves Through Another: An anthology from mixed-heritage creatives across Aotearoa, (Originally titled Mixed) is a landmark anthology that brings together the creative work of twenty-seven mixed-heritage creatives from across Aotearoa. The project was lead and edited by Jennifer Cheuk 卓嘉敏 of Rat World / Selcouthbird Press, and was published by 5ever Books on the 24th of May 2024.[1][2][3]

Weaving together a range of artistic mediums and giving space to both emerging and experienced creatives, this anthology lays the groundwork for deeper and more empathetic conversations around the experience of mixed-heritage individuals.[4][2][3]

Through an open call for contributors in 2023 in an "investigation of self"[5], this publication was created in response to the lack of authentic representation for biracial, mixed-heritage and multi-ethnic individuals living in Aotearoa. Everything That Moves, Moves Through Another features photography, comics, essays, poetry and multimedia art.[2][3]

The Spinoff's Hannah Patterson called the book "a thought-provoking, enlightening and entertaining collection. It’s a memorable moment for mixed-heritage writers in New Zealand, but it is not the beginning or the end."[6]


  • This book is the result of a collective effort by Jennifer, Damien, Eric, Achille, Sasha, Renae, Aidan, and all the authors, and all the mentors.
  • Original concept and edited by Jennifer Cheuk 卓嘉敏
  • Typeset in Whero and Rahirahi
  • Title credit to Cadence Chung's poem cycle on page 9
  • Cover photo credit to Harry Matheson's photo series on page 122, of Ersha Island 二沙岛.
  • Cover design by Renae Williams.
  • Printed and bound by a subset of the aforementioned people at Rebel Press, Te Aro.
  • Published by 5ever Books.
  • This project was made possible with funding from Foundation North / Pūtea Hāpai Oranga

Featured comics[]

Other featured work[]

  • "a creative response" by Nina Mingya Powles
  • "Visitations" by Cadence Chung
  • "What melts into air?" by Kàtia Miche
  • "Ngā mihi" by Damien Levi
  • "bleding in standing out" by Jefferson Chen
  • "te manu and the sky waka" by Ivy Lyden-Hancy
  • "What Kind of Miracles" by Jessica Miku 未久
  • "My Moana Girls" by Ruby Rae Lupe Ah-Wai Macomber
  • "Wayward" by Ying Yue Pilbrow
  • "Sue Me" by Emma Ling Sidnam
  • "What are you?" by Jill and Lindsey de Roos
  • "What Makes Up Me" by Daisy Remington
  • "Black Tree Bridge" by Chye-Ling Huang
  • "Self Portrait: Mapping Tidal Whenua" by Evelina Lolesi
  • "Innsmouth" by Eamonn Tee
  • "For Ezra" by Emele Ugavule
  • "Between A Rock And A Hard Place" by Harry Matheson
  • "Created Communicated Connected" by Maraky Vowells
  • "Kechil-kechil chili padi: Ahakoa he iti, he kaha ngā hirikakā" by Dr Meri Haami and Dr Carole Fernandez
  • "Walking Between Two Worlds" by Nkhaya Paulsen-More
  • "Oey黃 is for Widjaja" by Yani Widjaja
  • "My Whānau" by Chyna-Lily Tjauw Rawlinson
  • "A Remembered Space" by romesh dissanayake

Launch event[]

The book had two launch events. The first, from 6:30pm on the 24th of May 2024 at Samoa House Library in Tāmaki Makaurau,[7][8] featured performances by Ivy Lyden-Hancy, Ruby Macomber, Jeff Chen and Ersha Island 二沙岛.[9] The second, from 6:30pm on the 25th of May 2024 at 113 Taranaki Street in Pōneke,[10][11] featured performances by Cadence Chung, romesh dissanayake, The Nooklings, and Cecilia's Crop.[12]