7 Things I love about South Korea

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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


  1. I love it! You must be having a blast in Hongdae. Also, the Kakaotalk emoticons are fantastic, I agree. And I may have to make a trip up to Seoul for some of those cheap piercings you speak of…

  2. Love this! So accurate and super cute, which suits Korea so well.

  3. I found your blog through your food politics post, I love so many of your posts! They are beautifully done and the topics are great. Looking forward to hearing more about food, Asia, everything!

    • Thank you Megan! I’m so happy to hear that :):) I’ll definitely keep posting about food and Asia 😉 everything in my life revolves around food haha I appreciate your commenting too! Have a fantastic weekend 🙂

  4. Your top 7 about Seoul, South Korea perfectly fits my top as well. Me reading this makes me miss Korea even more! I studied abroad in Seoul, South Korea in the Fall of 2009 and its been 6 years and still missing that amazing city. 🙂

    • Hey thanks for stopping by and commenting 🙂 Were you there for just a semester? Where else did you get to visit?

      • Hi, sorry this is a really late reply! Yes I was just there for a semester and it was the best semester of my life! I also visited Busan and Suwon. I haven’t visited a lot of places since we were offcourse in school and busy studying… (-_- )” but hoping that I get the chance to go back there again! 🙂

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