I'm very sorry if this is rude or offensive, I'm just curious. What exactly IS the mermaid community? Is it a photography thing? Is it an aesthetic thing? Is it a religious thing? Is it a performance thing? Is it an identity thing? Is it something else entirely? Again I'm sorry if this is rude; I've been following you for a while and I enjoy your blog, I just don't think I really understand it.
no offense taken! the mermaid community is a group of people across the world who dress up like mermaids and mermen and swim like real life merpeople in fully swimmable mermaid tails. Merfolk also advocate for ocean conservation and acceptance of all types of unique individuals. Many merfolk dress up and swim as mermaids and merman for many different reasons but here’s why I do it…
For me being a mermaid is fulfilling my childhood dream and expressing my individuality. My first and foremost reason for being a mermaid (I know I’m not a real mermaid just to get that straight) is to create magic for people. That magic often comes alive through photo shoots, birthday parties and other performances as well as the way I dress and act towards others and the environment in my every day life. I train myself to hold my breath for long periods of time so I can stay underwater for photo shoots and other swimming activities
Just think of being a professional mermaid as being sort of an actress. you have a character and you have to embody them on and off screen. Hope that helps!