The Mixed Up Project began in 1999, when Aisarema, an Asian American literary organization in Los Angeles, approached Brandy and her colleague James Ardena to curate a reading by mixed race Asian American poets and writers. With their backgrounds in book and visual arts, Brandy and Jamie produced 300 handmade chapbooks, entitled “Mixed Up,” to commemorate the reading. They quickly sold out of the 300 chapbooks, prompting them to further the project into a trilogy of chapbooks. Over the next 10 years, they produced “Too Mixed Up” and “All Mixed Up,” publishing works by over 70 writers and artists from the U.S., Canada, the Philippines, and Japan.
A very limited number of these handmade chapbooks remain available for purchase. Each chapbook is available for $150/copy.