What I’ve learned so far from this very energetic dog, Brody

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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. KateH

    I grew up with German Shepherds, and the breed will always have a special place in my heart. I agree with you that all dogs are different, that they are uncannily (pun!) sensitive to human fear and emotions, and that I’m mostly a cat person these days. Dogs can be amazingly, heart-piercingly loyal. They can also be very smart. Two attributes which cats lack entirely, much as I love them. For me, I think the loyalty was the biggest life-lesson, but then, German Shepherds stand out in that department, even among canines.

    I’m glad you’re getting to know the “other” domesticated animal. I recently made friends with a genuine dog whisperer. Should I point him to your post? He might have comments/suggestions about reading doggy behavior.

    • Haha ‘uncannily’ 🙂 and you’re completely on the money about what sets dogs apart from cats. There are exceptions of course, like my cat Julius who comes running to me when I call his name!

      A dog whisperer? That would be super cool to point him to my post! Thanks 🙂

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