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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 (and hopefully with things you also love!). 

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). And SO, SO much more. Welcome to your home on the Internet, where each of us can feel a little less lonely and whole lot more seen. 

 

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Read my writing here.

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Teaching

Learn about my teaching experience.

Activism

Learn about the activism I do.

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About Dr. Tamara MC

About Dr. Tamara MC

Peace, Love, & Joy

Peace, Love, & Joy

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Dr. Tamara MC is a lifelong vegetarian and lover of all sentient beings.

If you love animals, you will get along great! 

If you love pink sheep, you’ll get along even more magnificently. 

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The Daily Reality of Growing Up In A Cult

I constantly monitored every last breath, how I slept, how I breathed, how I ate. I was taught that if I had even one bad thought, God would know.

Girls in my cult were drilled, above all else, to serve our communities and to give up our nafs, the Arabic word for self. In being forced to give up our identities, our bodies, minds, and spirits were unprotected. We completely lost our sense of self and didn’t know where our bodies stopped and the perpetrators’ bodies began. Girls in fundamentalist communities are often given the same instructions—to give up their essence, their very being.

We didn’t know whom to trust or where to turn because all roads led to the same place—men in power, who yielded black leather whips, forcing us to work, marry, and do whatever they demanded. We were locked in compounds, behind metal gates and tall walls, with no way out. Without access to transportation, television, books, newspapers, radios (it was the 80s), proper clothing, and hygiene items, we were stuck-like-chuck, to put it mildly.

I was groomed to believe I should marry early, so I didn’t provoke men. If a man desired me, it was my fault, not theirs. If they acted irreligiously and raped me, I was to blame. All blame, all the ills of the cult, returned to the girls. -- Dr. Tamara MC

I was groomed to believe I should marry early, so I didn’t provoke men. If a man desired me, it was my fault, not theirs. If they acted irreligiously and raped me, I was to blame. All blame, all the ills of the cult, returned to the girls. -- Dr. Tamara MC

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Check Out Dr. Tamara MC's Hot-Off-The-Press Articles

Potbelly

Want to listen to the article? Great–listen here! Like a potbellied sandwich Found in a neighborhood sandwich shop I’m hot and gooey Swiss-cheesy Filled with red and green hot peppers I come with or without mustard On wheat or white Thinly or thickly sliced Can I change the world? The potbellied sandwich can! He is […]

My Desert

Want to listen to the article? Great–listen here! My dear waters, I leave you today, for a desert that isn’t chocolate-filled or creamy.  My desert has saguaros and ocotillos,  Howling coyotes at sunset. My desert doesn’t move hypnotically, to the rhythm of waves and wind. My desert is rugged and sharp.  I am coming home.

Litva

Want to listen to the article? Great–listen here! Sarah, my great grandma Sarah, I have given you back your daughter Mina. She has returned to you. Even though we have not yet met; you will know me by my words. You know them now. I know you do. My words sail down the Kaunas River […]

Rudy’s “Country Store” and Bar-B-Q in Scottsdale, AZ: Just in Time for Arizona Bike Week

Want to listen to the article? Great–listen here! The newest Rudy’s “Country Store” and Bar-B-Q location has opened its doors in Scottsdale, Arizona, just in time for the 27th Annual Arizona Bike Week, April 3-7, 2024. For Texans needing a taste of home, Rudy’s is only a six-minute drive (for anyone driving the speed limit) from bike week headquarters at […]

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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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