Instagram is usually built around blurring the line between fantasy and reality in all the wrong ways. Scrolling through your feed now is like an endless barrage of monotonous everyday bullshit framed and filtered to look like perfect, impossible ideals of "authenticity. Anyone can hike across this beautifully remote canyon — if you've got six months of hellish marathon training under your belt! Spend your weekend getaway at this perfectly curated, artfully designed Airbnb — with no running water! View this post on Instagram. The second time we were there at 2am running around in the twilight.
Hermosas Sirenas | Fantasy mermaids, Mermaid tale, Mermaid art
So I feel comfortable being around humans, enjoy their company and want to repay their kindness with my gratitude. Siddall is one of a fast-growing number of people, mostly women, taking up mermaiding — wearing and often swimming in a mermaid tail for art, performance, sport or fun. In the past couple of years a world of fantasy has emerged where mermaids have begun popping up everywhere. The monofinned sirens have risen to the surface of beauty and fashion, TV and film, and literature and art. The mer-conomy is booming.