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Unicorn Liberation Front

Mission:

The Unicorn Liberation Front (ULF) is a radical mythical empowerment organization dedicated to the total liberation of unicorns from the constructs of fantastical “standards”. We fight to end expectations about how we look, how we behave, WTF we’re actually capable of (ProTip: create your own joy MFer), regain magical sovereignty (yep, that shit ain’t up to your imagination), and ultimately dismantle the delusional mythological-caste system. Join us!

Oh, we make art, too.

Manifesto:

It seems that no matter what we do, there is always a lingering fantastical standard for unicorns to uphold. We must be smart, fun, beautiful and ready to shoot rainbows out of our asses for the social justice cause du jour. The ridiculously delusional standards our society puts on unicorns strains our self confidence, identity, and feeling of self worth and value. These standards seem to be in place simply to keep young mythical creatures striving for the impossible. These standards tell us that there is a certain way to sparkle, gild, embellish, and always f*ing smile in order to be pleasing to society. Our worth is too often tied to the opinion of fantasy, as we are often imagined to act a certain way in order to puke joy in your general direction. Too often unicorns are pressured to fit a certain mold of what a magical creature is by standards created by a large percentage of humans that need to get out of their heads and into some therapy.

A unicorn’s worth is not tied to that of your fragile mental state. We do not sit around waiting for the perfect “child” to finally notice how we styled our luxurious mane and say all the right things a unicorn should say. Yet so many unicorns too often fall into the trap of trying to fit a mold we’re constantly having shoved down our throats. And to be quite honest if you like these standards so much why don’t you take a bite of the f*ing apple. Being the “perfect unicorn” does not logistically make our lives better. Being the mythical creature you see on TV and in magazines won’t make you a better monoceros. Pretending to be the symbol of purity does not benefit you. The struggle that so many fabled creatures face today is that, no matter how much we know these unrealistic standards do not benefit us, they are still extremely real and present in our lives. We see them as we watch TV. As we read a magazine. As we walk in the fields of perfect flowers. We hear about it on the radio and from people around us. There is constantly this social standard looming over us in the clouds-something that can’t be seen but that we all know is there.

The standards that we constantly face from media, family, friends, and strangers all contribute to a diminished sense of self that stops many young unicorns from truly being themselves. Although it may sound cliche, in the end we only have one self. The best thing any creature can do is to live their lives completely and utterly as themselves. Young unicorns deserve to understand this and live freely without having to worry about the expectations and restrictions society has put on them through the warped fantasies of many a troubled mind.

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