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Mercury Mermaid

Welcome to Mercury Mermaid, a creative, inclusive, feminist space for fellow mermaids, magical people, and everyone. We talk poems, love, spirituality, tarot, politics, fashion, with the purpose of growth and bettering self/ the Earth. Join us for online creative writing workshops, a Full Moon playlist each month, Tarotscopes, interviews, a feminist book club, "Ask a Mermaid" podcast and more. Our goal is to promote/support the spiritual and creative work of other rad babes, and provide a platform for their work to be celebrated. Be sure to subscribe for updates and exclusives, and keep being you!



Chelsea Coreen is a poet, feminist, scientist, and magical being from upstate New York. She specializes in education and spiritual advising, and runs a monthly tarotscope series at Mercury Mermaid, as well as co-hosts the podcast "Ask a Mermaid" with Jay Musella and Lee Pfeil. A Best of the Net Nominee, her poetry collection was finalist for the 2014 Exploding Pinecone book award by Button Poetry. (More published work can be found under "Poems"). She has taught at the middle school and high school level across NY state, and has performed, and led writing workshops at high schools and colleges across the United States. From 2014-2016 she ran a body positive workshop series for teens called The Uninterrupted Project with poet/author Lily Myers. She has a Master's from Brooklyn College in Adolescent Education, and Biology. She currently lives in Brooklyn. 

For booking, or other inquiries contact: chelseacoreen @ gmail.com

For Mercury Mermaid inquiries contact: heymercurymermaid @ gmail.com 


Chelsea Coreen

Mercury Mermaid Blog

May 28, 2018

I didn’t respond to that text.

And it felt like my biggest accomplishment of this year, to date. Yes, I also finished a Master’s Thesis this year. Yes, I’ve also navigated intense, personal tragedies, trekked knee-deep through the aftermaths traumas, yes, anxiety turned my heart (literally) into emergencies. But I think I FINALLY let go of whatever inside me would have formerly felt compelled, or hopeful, or maybe even bored enough to respond to that text. I didn’t do it.

Maybe you’re feeling simi...

September 4, 2017

Been thinking a lot lately about what it means to experience the full range of human emotion. How we can feel joy, grief, confusion, nostalgia, loneliness, ect. over the course of a single day.

I made this Full Moon playlist before I (late to the party) watched this music video by St. Vincent, which I later added to the mix. How she captures what it feels like to grieve in a city that refuses to slow down, refuses to dull, and how isolating that can feel, even when surrounded by millions of other...

August 13, 2017

Author’s note: I started writing this post before Charlottesville, and it was intended for publication later this week, but in light of recent events it felt important to offer strategies for healing/self-care for those who are hurting right now. The entire purpose of Mercury Mermaid is to provide a community of support and healing, so feel free to please reach out if you are feeling in need of those things at this time.

TW: sexual assault, rape

When I was 14, I went to an overnight party with my...

August 6, 2017

For a very long time as an adolescent/young adult, I was petrified of water. Part of this I attribute to the fact that growing up in upstate NY when I was in middle and high school, several kids I knew drowned in watering holes, or suffered head injuries due to falling off of cliffs. But I think it was bigger than that. A dark, murky lake, swimming with unseen creatures. Their teeth and their scales. The unknown depth of the local reservoir, under the bridge.

Change and newness and the unknown ar...

August 3, 2017

Hey mermaids and babes,

Last week I woke up on Monday feeling intensely ill. You know that summertime flu that hits you with a sore throat, sinus infection, nausea, and fever all at once? I always feel guilty taking off work (#capricornproblems), especially at a new job where I am trying to impress everyone by being the supercompetent newbie, but this whatevervirus knocked me on my ass for an entire week. I holed up in my apartment, sweat out my fevers, drank tea with lemon, drank gallons of wate...

July 30, 2017

Hey mermaids and babes!

A few months ago some bad babes and I started an online book club, so we could connect, chat, and be inspired by new or classic, amazing, feminist stories. So far, we have read Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehesi Coates, and Difficult Women by Roxane Gay. We would love to have you join us for our next read! You can vote on/suggest our next read here, and to join our online book club space here.

What is a "feminist" book club exactly? To promote inclusiveness of the space...

July 27, 2017

Hey babes and mermaids!

Our newest addition to Mercury Mermaid will be an advice column (and upcoming podcast) called "Ask a Mermaid!" The mermaid team is very excited about this segment, and can't wait to answer your questions about love, life, relationships, and magic. 

Have a question already in mind? (I know I do!) Go ahead and submit it online! And don't forget to subscribe for updates @ mercurymermaid.com.



July 8, 2017

Hi Mermaids, Babes, and Queens,

As a Cap, I feel partial to this Full Moon, the Thunder moon. Like always, full moon has me feeling EVERYTHING, but paired with the detached/structured/success-driven vibes of Capricorn, emotions are bound to feel out of whack, and even confusing.

I have been doing a lot of reflecting lately (partially due to the books I've been getting into, but more on that later this month) on the different lenses through which I experience masculine/feminine energy, and how diff...

May 19, 2017

Hello lovely readers,

Truth has been the struggle for me lately. I feel like I am constantly questioning my reality, the space I take up, and the person I am becoming, especially during this troubling social and political time. How can I be my best self/ best activist, while not completely burning out? How can I radiate love and kindness without giving out too much of myself, or being taken advantage of? What does balance look like in friendship, relationships, work, and family?

Tarot is my go-to...

April 11, 2017

Hi Mermaids, Babes, and Queens,

If you're like me, the full moon always brings the FULL FEELS. Coming off of Venus in Retrograde, we have been re-assessing our roles in past relationships (romantic or otherwise), which has left my heart so full of renewed love for myself and others, but also so fully confused! What am I truly looking for in my relationships? What do I have to offer to others/am I giving too much of myself? Am I giving enough? What does love look and feel like in a healthy relatio...

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