Girls who ride horses, love dolphins and fantasize about unicorns are weird. FINALLY, NPR has picked up the story and agrees with me.
“Horses and dolphins and unicorns — these are all borderland creatures; gateway animals to other worlds,” she says. “They help us imagine wonderful other ways of being in the world. They let us be cowgirls and oceanographers and mermaids and princesses.”
“To be in control, or out of control, on a galloping horse is a wild feeling,” she says. “You are one with it. You just feel the power underneath you. And that’s part of the attraction.”
(On Unicorns) “I think for many young girls, there’s a fantasy that someday you will be recognized as the secretly beautiful, magical thing that you are,” Rastogi says. “The unicorn will be attracted to something ineffable about you, secret from the rest of the world.”
Article is here.