30 Hours in a Bus Ipiales + Tulcan: Sketchbook Diary Numero 8


About Miyuki Baker

Miyuki is a resident of the place where circles overlap. As a queer, nomadic, multi-racial/lingual female mixed-media artist activist and healer, she uses common or discarded objects, personal anecdotes, public spaces and performance to make accessible art that brings non-mainstream identities and ideas into maximum visibility. After graduating from Swarthmore College in 2012, she traveled for 14 months as a Watson Fellow to fifteen countries documenting the intersections of art and activism in queer/trans communities in blog posts and self-published magazines while making performance art. The eight magazines Miyuki created on this trip (queerscribe.com) and their strong media following exemplify her illustration/graphic design, storytelling and people skills. Her work has been featured in several magazines such as Hyphen, Broken Pencil and Knik, blogs and radio shows, well-known for their interactive and eye-catching mixed media approach to activism that utilizes both online media and on-site performance and workshops. This fall she will begin the PhD program at UC Berkeley in Performance Studies. You can follow her travels at heymiyuki.wordpress.com and email her at heymiyuki@gmail.com


  1. Hi, I’ve been looking at art blogs and I love your drawings (and nice handwriting!). I also think your project is super cool- it’s interesting to see South American queer identity.

  2. your boy j

    i love the “awkward”

  3. I liked this installment a lot! What an adventure. Hope to see photos of the big sculptures at the cemetery soon! (I also wish I could taste all the delicious-sounding food you’ve been getting to eat! (Well, maybe not guinea pig.))

  4. Thanks Andrew! The photos of the big sculptures are on my facebook I think… under End of Colombia and Some Ecuador (or something like that) I bet you’re eating like a king in Korea 😉

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