Lima, Peru!

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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 ( 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 and email her at


  1. Miyuki, I love your posts! Sorry to hear about the scone from hell and all the misdirection… I know, even the smallest things can quickly escalate into problems that make you wonder why you’re not home, watching tv, with your own mom cooking you breakfast. But your adventures are fantastic, and I love reading about them. As they say in Korean, 화이팅! (hwa-ee-ting, which means “let’s go!”)

  2. How were you able to fit your new shoes AND your grandma shoes in your backpack?! Sounds like a few too many pairs of shoes, if you ask me. Toss dem oma shoes.

    • HAHAHHAAHAHA (outloud) YES i have WAY too many shoes for the size of my little backpack! it surprises me too…I think the grandma shoes will stay in Buenos Aires, don’t worry 😉

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