“If we can’t be ourselves out here,” she said, propping herself up on her elbows and turning her face to the sun, “we can’t be ourselves anywhere.”

It was a Western Whiptail—not a member of the all-female species. When the Western Whiptail, however, breeds with the Little Striped Whiptail, they produce a hybrid species—a unisexual, all-female whiptail.

WHIPTAIL UTOPIA BY CHASE EDWARDS 34THPARALLEL MAGAZINE ISSUE 26

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