The equator = balance line of equilibrium

Greetings from Cali, Colombia!

I know I’ve been awfully silent these past couple of weeks. Please excuse me as I’m heading up to Mexico by bicycle 😉 My partner Kiko and I left by bike from Quitsato, Ecuador and are working our way slowly but surely (also taking buses when needed).  His project is called Mili Pedal de Registro while mine is Notes and Threads (here’s the FB page). My focus is on traditional textiles, music and food 🙂 Once we reach the border between Panama and Costa Rica, I’m off on my own up to Mexico. From there, Kiko will make his way back to Ambato, Ecuador, where he’s from.

It’s been incredible so far and I know I need to do some real journaling about the biking itself, but in the meantime enjoy this quote from a brochure I got at Quitsato (Middle of the World).

“The equator is the balance line of equilibrium & is the line that joins the two hemispheres. With this natural perspective, countries to the north & south do not exist.” 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

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