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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...

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?

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