Ecuador: The Queer Edition–Zine #1

As I prepare to leave Quito (although I want to stay here for many months more), I leave you with a zine that catalogs my various encounters with queer artists/activists/folks here. It has been truly magical here and I can’t wait to come back in the future.

You can read the entire zine here: http://issuu.com/miyukibaker/docs/ecuador_queer_zine but if you would like a copy with better resolution, feel free to leave me a comment or contact me. Please feel free to share the link as well 🙂

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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

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