An open letter to artists and activists


This is the sixth of an ongoing series of posts for the yoga teacher training fundraiser I launched a three weeks ago 🙂 Thanks to everyone, I’ve already raised $2800 out of my $3500 goal with 7 days to go, and you can help me reach my goal 🙂 Even if just 4 people donate $25 each for every day left, I’ll reach my goal! If just one person donates $100 for a portrait every day, I’ll also reach my goal! I’m so close! As a queer woman of color community artist and activist, I believe that I can be a part of the change to make yoga more accessible to marginalized bodies. Please visit my campaign to watch the video I made and to see all of the original art you get in exchange for donating! Thanks!


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

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