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
Miyuki Baker has written 55 posts for Asian Gay & Proud

NiK Kacy’s shoes to fit all genders

“As a person who identifies as gender-fluid or third sex, I struggled for years to find a pair of shoes to fit both my identity and my feet. A pair of derby-styled wingtips in a “women’s” size 7 was nearly impossible to find. After years of stuffing in extra insoles, I realized that it was time to create the solution. … Continue reading

Hey Queer: Queer Asian Fashion Photo Project

Hey Queer: 每日酷兒 is a new bilingual photo project on tumblr that visibilizes “queer Asians’ diverse personalities through documenting the way they dress”. Check them out on tumblr: http://heyqueerproject.tumblr.com/ and on facebook: https://www.facebook.com/HQphotoproject Asian, Gay and Proud is excited to see projects like these that use visual media to bring the diversity of queer Asian folks into visibility. Awesome! … Continue reading

Asian Pride Project + NQAPIA’s Public Service Announcements

If you’ve visited this site before, you know that we love bringing more queer, trans and questioning Asian Pacific Islanders visibility in the media. Our movements are often ignored and sidestepped when we’re not making and being a part of the media and it is for that reason that we’re extremely excited and proud to share … Continue reading

Ellen Kameya’s poem to her lesbian daughter

At the end of March, I visited the San Fernando Valley Japanese American Community Center for the event “Nikkei (of Japanese descent) intersections: An LGBTQ forum for everyone” hosted by JACL to see Harold and Ellen Kameya, RiKu Matsuda and Eric Arimoto speak on a panel to a mostly older and heterosexual/cis-gendered Japanese American audience. … Continue reading

April 20 SF Public Library presents: A Free Queer/Trans People of Color Art Show

I just got a message from my friend Celeste Chan over at Queer Rebels telling me about this fantastic free QTPOC art show co-hosted by KB Boyce that’s happening in a less than a couple of weeks! In her own words: “We’d love to reach out to youth, elders, qtpoc, anyone who has been barred … Continue reading

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 … Continue reading

Autostraddle’s 2014 Calendar Girls featuring Queer Asians

While 2014 is already two weeks in, I wanted to let you all know about Autostraddle’s 2014 Calendar, featuring a group of vibrant and smart women including a couple of Asian folks and plenty of racial and size diversity! The stories about how each of their lives and why they wanted to be a calendar … Continue reading

Check out Nia King’s “We Want the Airwaves” and interview with Ryka Aoki

I’m being inspired at the moment by Nia King’s incredible podcasts interviewing queer and trans artists and activists of color. These podcasts are full of insights on the ups and downs of being at the intersection of multiple identities as artists and activists. I just listened to Ryka Aoki‘s interview and feel super nourished! Go … Continue reading

San Francisco: Queer Rebels presents SPIRIT: A Century of Queer Asian Activism. Innovative. Risky. Expansive.

Queer Rebels presents SPIRIT: A Century of Queer Asian Activism. Innovative. Risky. Expansive.  https://www.facebook.com/events/187766414706008/ DESCRIPTION: From the Asian avant-garde to 1960’s activists, Angel Island poets to Slam champions, the Queer Asian Diaspora comes alive through performance, films, and discussion. 5/10-11 in San Francisco. Featuring 23+ artists and activists. WHEN/WHERE:  MAY 10 – PERFORMANCE: at Mission Cultural … Continue reading

Sally Tran’s API Hair & Queerness Documentary

Sally Tran from LA made a short documentary on how hair plays a role within shaping our identities and discuss what are the factors that render them. She said, “I wanted to document the experience of individuals within the queer and Asian womyn/trans community throughout California and explore how gender presentation plays a big role … Continue reading