Two stories from the Bay: Berkeley, San Francisco & Oakland!



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. Wow, the Bay Area is insanely expensive! I’m so glad to hear that the Casual Carpool is still around — my partner at the time and I took it about a zillion years ago to get from his friend’s place in North Berkeley to SF for the National Bisexual Conference. I love reading about your adventures!

  2. Riiight? It’s ridiculous >.<
    Hey that sounds like a fun conference! And yeah it's awesome that the Casual Carpool has been around for so long!
    Thanks for your continued support and comments 🙂 It means a lot!
    Hope you had a great weekend!

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