Tamara MC, PhD
  • Author
  • Activist
  • Journalist
  • Speaker
  • Cultural Critic

Welcome to Unicornlandia

We believe in miracles, magic, & the power of the unicorn to free all girls and women worldwide from gender-based violence and coercive control.

Hop on your unicorn and join me on a magical adventure.

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This isn’t your typical website. No two pages are alike. Blah is boring. Dr. Tamara MC is a maximalist and has created each page of her website with whimsy and opulence. Imagine you are walking into a storybook filled with color and magic. Voila– Join her on this journey! Each page has a different theme with things that she loves.

Dr. Tamara MC has many interests and is multi-hyphenated. Her website includes information about writing (creative nonfiction and memoir), coercive control and gender-based violence (such as cults, child marriage, human trafficking, and polygamy), and disability (Autism and ADHD).

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About

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Writing

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Media

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Teaching

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Activism

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Contact

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You have entered Unicornlandia, a place where dreams come true.

"In Unicornlandia, we believe in maximalism. More is more. Each page of this website is exploding with color. And delight. You enter Barbie's Dream House, hum alongside a hummingbird in a desert oasis, and lounge on a sandy beach sipping pink lemonade. You run under rainbows, kiss a starfish, and lick lollipops. We believe in pink, princesses, and parasols. Why? Because joy and beauty are activism. Today, we reclaim our power by choosing the almighty unicorn as our magical leader. Why the unicorn? She represents beauty, strength, and possibility."
About Me

Dr. Tamara MC is a unicorn activist for girls and women worldwide.

What is a Unicorn Activist?

Someone who believes in the magical strength of all girls, women, and female-identifying humans to live free in matriarchal magnificence.

Dr. Tamara MC with blonde hair is wearing star earrings and she is saying, "I was a child bride. It's time to stop teaching young girls to stay sweet."
About Me

Dr. Tamara MC is a unicorn activist for girls and women worldwide.

What is a Unicorn Activist?

Someone who believes in the magical strength of all girls, women, and female-identifying humans to live free in matriarchal magnificence.

Lived Experience Expert:

Dr. Tamara MC is a cult, child marriage, and human trafficking Lived Experience Expert who advocates for girls and women to live free from gender-based violence worldwide. Her Ph.D. is in Applied Linguistics, and she researches how language manipulates vulnerable populations.

Themes in her work explore coercive control, intergenerational trauma, Complex PTSD, religion/spirituality, and mothering. She researches language, culture, and identity in the Middle East and beyond, specifically her hybrid identity of growing up simultaneously Jewish and Muslim.

Dr. Tamara MC's a Contributor to Over 60 Outlets

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ARTICLES

Read Tamara's Latest Publications

Holy Food by Christina Ward

Tamara MC, former cult member, interviews Christina Ward about Holy Food: How Cults, Commune, and Religious Movements Influenced What We Eat, An American History I...

ARTICLES

Read Tamara's Latest Publications

Do You Love Rainbows...

Glitter, sunsets and sunrises, coffee, animals, bodies of water, bodies, cotton, fresh air, bamboo duvet covers, flowers, Farmer’s markets, walking and running, pink, sand, herbal teas, globe trotting, brunch, best friends, mountains, the sun, sparkly flip-flops, anklets, dancing?

Hey Beauty Lover, I see you!

Do you believe in miracles? Rainbow-colored sheep? 

Do you believe in miracles?

Rainbow-colored sheep? 

I’m sooo glad we found each other!

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What do others have to say about Dr. Tamara MC?
What do others have to say about Dr. Tamara MC?
Teaching Testimonials
Teaching Testimonials

Emotionally and mentally, I feel my age because I’ve lived my life in neon yellow and hot pink-flashing colors, with zest and flare, rarely forsaking a moment, knowing what I value most in life is time, something I am very greedy with and protect fiercely. -- Dr. Tamara MC

Emotionally and mentally, I feel my age because I’ve lived my life in neon yellow and hot pink-flashing colors, with zest and flare, rarely forsaking a moment, knowing what I value most in life is time, something I am very greedy with and protect fiercely. --Dr. Tamara MC

Podcasts

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Podcasts

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Dr. Tamara MC's Wall of Icons

These incredible women have influenced Tamara as mentors from afar.

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FAQs

How do you pronounce my name?

My name is pronounced:

“Tamara” like the sun will come out tomorrow.

“MC” like emcee, not McDonalds. 

My students often call me Doc MC, and you can too.

What is a Unicorn Activist?

Someone who believes in the magical strength of all girls, women, and female-identifying humans to live free in matriarchal magnificence.

 

And yes, I did make up this title. 

What's with all the pink? And Unicorns?

Pink is power. Unicorns represents our eternal search for magic. 

You deal with such a heavy topics but your website is so joyful. Why?

Joy is transgressive. Being joyful is activism.

 

“Joy and pain

Like sunshine and rain”

(From the lyrics of Rob Base.)

You mention girls and women. Are others welcome?

Absolutely!

 

This is an inclusive space, and anyone who supports our mission is welcome.

What's up with the Barbie theme?

I’ve loved Barbie since I was a little girl. She was able to do all the things I dreamed of before I was physically able. 

 

Barbie was my girl way before the movie premiered.

What do cults and unicorns have in common?

Absolutely nothing. That’s exactly why unicorns are the symbol of my brand and my website. Unicorns stand for freedom. 

Is Dr. Tamara MC a coach, counselor, psychologist?

No! She has no training or certificates in these areas, just a lifetime of experience. 

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