Things I Bought or Made for My Trip That I LOVE


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. Haha, this is cute 🙂 And I totally get how these valuable and functional these items are.

  2. Ooh yeah, I really appreciate having a Kindle while abroad. I also have a touch! The dictionary function is fantastic; unfortunately for a lot of what I’m reading, I think an encyclopedia would be more useful. What have you read so far? I started with the classics (b/c they were free, haha), just finished The Picture of Dorian Gray, and am trying to decide what to start next.

    I also can’t believe that you only have two pairs of underwear. Except that I can.

    • Yeah I’ve been reading a lot of classics too (check out my what i’m reading list ;)) but I broke down and bought a book “the god of small things” which was recommended to me by many people… did you like the picture of dorian gray?

      haha i’m flattered that you can believe i’d only use two pairs of underwear 😉

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