About Miyuki

About Miyuki:

Miyuki is a resident of the place where many circles overlap. They’re a queer, multi-racial/lingual artist, activist & academic passionate about using common or discarded objects, stories, zines, and performance in public spaces to make accessible art. Their research examines how we practice “hope” and meaning through space, architecture and the environment.  They’re currently a PhD Candidate in the Department of Performance Studies at UC Berkeley.  

After graduating from Swarthmore College in 2012, where they were involved in queer Asian activism and making art, they received the Watson Fellowship to travel the world in search of queer artists and activists and made 8 zines highlighting what they learned under their publishing house Queer Scribe Productions. From 2014-2015 she lived in Ecuador and traveled by bicycle from Ecuador to Colombia cataloging traditional textiles, music and food.  After returning, they built and lived in a mobile tiny house for a year (until selling it in May 2016). 




Find Miyuki online:

Queer Scribe Productions: queerscribe.com

Etsy shop: https://www.etsy.com/shop/queerscribe

The Queer Barbershop: http://thequeerbarbershop.tumblr.com/

Art portfolio: http://estellamiyukibaker.carbonmade.com/

Asian, Gay and Proud: http://asiangayandproud.wordpress.com

Pinterest: http://pinterest.com/callmemeyoukey/

Instagram: @heymiyuki


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Interviews with Miyuki:

10/10/14 Broken Boxes by Ginger Dunnill

7/12/14 We Want the Airwaves with Nia King

10/11/13 Video Interview with GrahamNGraham

5/20/14 Out Abroad Lady Convos: Miyuki Baker’s Colorful Queer World

5/8/13 Gay Star News: Traveling the World in Search of Queer Artist Activists by Anna Leach

11/17/11 Questions for the Queer Barber by Max Nesterak

10/6/11 Queer Asian Pacific-Islander Alliance Spotlight

Some Articles and Illustrations:

3/31/15 Salsa y La Naturaleza: How a Willie Colón Song Taught Me About Queerness and Love at Autostraddle

8/31/14 The International Queer Art/Activism Zine Project at Hyphen Magazine

2/2/14 Observations on Queer Korea at Chincha Magazine

12/26/13 The Genetics of an American Cook at Afroculinaria

8/5/13 Traveling Computerless for 14 months on Knik

2012-2013 WE ARE THE YOUTH: A Year with Miyuki at We Are the Youth


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  2. stsalt

    Wow, Miyuki — I just want to let you know that your entire blog is BEAUTIFULLY done. Kudos on receiving the Watson Fellowship in the first place, but also on doing so much with it! Congratulations and hope all is well!

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