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Support “For the Love of Unicorns”: a queer, Asian American, mixed race film

Hey folks! Look at this fun film “For the Love of Unicorns” being produced by my friend Alice Y. Hom and her colleague Erin O’Brien about believing in believing, unicorns and utopia. Check out their kickstarter page here: http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/fortheloveofunicorns/for-the-love-of-unicorns and if you’re in LA then see if you can help out with your skills: http://www.fortheloveofunicorns.com/donations.html I’ll be joining them this Sunday and next to make felted unicorns!

If you can’t contribute financially, then just forward the story/project on your social media outlets :) Support queer Asians making art!

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About the film:

I want to make a film about hope and optimism in the face of the disappointment of reality and the “real world.”  I want to make a film that has people who look like me, mixed race, queer, Asian American.  I want to make a queer film that isn’t about “coming out” or first kiss or first love.  We’ve seen those stories.  I want to make a film that features mixed race, Asian American, queer and gender queer people in a fun, light story and think about what’s on the horizon.

This experimental narrative and animated short film is about a young, mixed race girl, Kylan, who loves unicorns – just like us. Kylan goes to the carnival, which claims to have a real live unicorn. At the heart, this is a film about community and utopia – a utopia for queer, mixed race, Asian American, people of color, gender non-conforming people. Kylan represents the hope that when we speak out and organize, one day we can live in a utopian world where even though everyone’s unicorn may look different, they can all dance together under a glittery rainbow.

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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

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