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TALL UNICORN

79K, 1990. Digital nondream picture-poem by Chris Wayan


Since I've been seeking out, talking with, and turning into unicorns a lot in the last few years, I feel mad when I see the co-opting of a powerful shamanic symbol that is my self-image. The blandness of modern unicorns has older roots: the Christian church deliberately inverted its meaning from sacred sex to purity, chastity.


picture-poem of a unicorn rebelling aginst purity

I need the old meaning to define myself, as others have needed (and reclaimed) maligned symbols like gay, black, woman, anarchist, witch.



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