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I would love to see some reversal and playing with these tropes, some serious confrontations of the disability and gender narratives embedded in storytelling about mermaid...

fairytalemood: “ “Mary Belle and the Mermaid” by Leo and Diane Dillon ” I had this book growing up! All feminist takes on folk tales, all African American.

Love, love, LOVE the dark skin, the black hair, and the gorgeous tail spread out like train for a queen.  Beautiful example of how I wish black women were portrayed in art more often.

Love, love, LOVE the dark skin, the black hair, and the gorgeous tail spread out like train for a queen. Beautiful example of how I picture a mermaid queen

Black Women Art!, by Scebiqu :: Check out our Black Mermaid section...

by Scebiqu :: Check out our Black Mermaid section...

"Rising Squid" by Simon Eckert aka Scebiqu "Mer-Man" by David Rapoza aka DaveRapoza "Hunting on mermaid" by Waldemar Von Koz.

A black mermaid folktale.

One of the 1993 Coretta Scott King Illustrator Award honor books was "Sukey and the Mermaid," illustrated by Brian Pinkney and written by Robert San Souci.

This sassy mermaid is ready to dance! This is an 8x10 digital print of an original gouache painting. It will come printed on Epson Velvet Fine Art Paper

This sassy mermaid is ready to dance! This is an digital print of an original gouache painting. It will come printed on Epson Velvet Fine Art Paper and shipped in a stiff envelope with backing board and plastic protective sleeve.

prinnay:  You can never draw too many merms

Sweet and Spicy Bacon Wrapped Chicken Tenders

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reneenault:  This Friday’s mermaid! You can get prints of all my...

reneenault: “ This Friday’s mermaid! You can get prints of all my Friday mermaids, and pre-order the mermaid calendar in my shop or my Etsy shop.