“The silhouette says a lot

with very little information,

but that’s also

what the stereotype does.”

— Kara Walker

shadowed storyline

fabricated character

trumped-up imposter

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Proud Peacock ~ Or is it a peacock? And is it proud? Seems so — assuming shadowed image tells straight story • Photo at Flamingo Gardens Wildlife Sanctuary, Davie, Florida and “Stereotype” haiku poem by Mary O’Connor

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