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Coming Out Stories


My friend recently sent me the link to the site, WE ARE THE YOUTH which according to their About Page, is a photographic journalism project chronicling the individual stories of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender youth in the United States.

The third person on their profile page is a queer, mixed race APIA artist named Sarah.  I really related to her story and I’m really excited about this project. Check out the rest of her story here

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


2 thoughts on “WE ARE THE YOUTH: Sarah

  1. Hey Miyuki- This is awesome to see! I’m actually an intern for We are the Youth, email me at sarah@wearetheyouth.org if you want to talk further about the project / get involved! -sarah

    Posted by sarah | July 15, 2012, 12:48 PM
  2. Thank you for introducing me to this… I love it.

    Posted by louhicky | July 15, 2012, 3:14 PM

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