Below, I talk to Mermaid Iona about her own mermaidliness and what makes a young merfairy start an online forum when there are so many oceans to traverse and princes to woo. (My interview with Malinghi will appear here soon as well.) Our Q and A follows.
So when did you become a mermaid?
Like many of us, my mermaid journey started when I was a little girl. Inspired by The Little Mermaid, Splash, and the Weeki Wachee showgirls, the passion of a mermaid was in me for as long as I can remember. As a child whenever I had access to water I could swim in, I spent all day in the water it was quite hard to get me out! I would swim around the pool pretending I was a mermaid, or even pretend to “float” around the house and make believe I was at the…
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