For the Mermaids, Merfolk and Sirens of Size. We celebrate fat merfolk and mermaids at heart. Produced by Society of Fat Mermaids http://www.societyoffatmermaids.com
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Hear from plus size merfolk and other fabulous fatties what they love about their bodies, how they got into their field, and how they're making waves.
If you need a super sized dose of whimsy and magic, this show is for you.
Cosplay and Lingerie with TaLaynn Kel
Content Warning: We go deep with TaLynn Kel, we talk about eating disorders, sex work, medical discrimination, Intentional Weight Loss.
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In this episode we chat with TaLynn Kel a self-published author and cosplayer whose cosplay has been featured in the New York Times and on NBC, TaLynn Kel is a multi-media content creator and curator located in Atlanta, Georgia. An avid cultural critic, TaLynn has published numerous essays on her intersectional identity as a fat, Black, femme geek. Prior to the pandemic, TaLynn conducted educational panels at conventions throughout the U.S. and co-created Black Girl Geek Out with Kecia Stovall, an event centering Black women and non-binary creatives in the Atlanta area.
In addition to writing and cosplaying, TaLynn published two essay books, http://amzn.to/2uiC93f (Breaking Normal: Essays about My Fat, Black, Geek Life) and http://amzn.to/2p8UNcA (Still Breaking Normal: A Fat, Black, Femme, Geek Navigating an Anti-Black World), available on Amazon. She co-hosts the podcast New Wakanda with comic creator Dedren Snead and has written her first graphic short story for the Kamikaze comic anthology, Short Circuits that will come out later in 2021. She and Kecia Stovall are also creating a documentary with the working title The Space Between: Celebrating Black Womxn in Geekdom.
You can find her work at http://www.talynnkel.com/ (www.talynnkel.com) and on all the geriatric social media: Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, Patreon, and Only Fans and for more information on The Space Between, please visit http://bit.ly/WomxnGeekdom (http://bit.ly/WomxnGeekdom).
We read from Fat Girls in Black Bodies by Joy Arlene Renee Cox, PhD
We talk about everything from cosplay, OnlyFans, comic writing, dating while fat, conscious media consumption, Hamilton, Black Panther, Diet Culture, the hypersexualization of Black femmes, lingerie shopping and what Talynn loves about their body.
Music by Asepirawan 20 on Pixabay
In this episode Mermaid Chè Monique chats with Montara the Manatee Mermaid. Use code ManateeMermaid to save 12% on Kawaii Cutie styled shirts. https://societyoffatmermaids.com/discount/ManateeMermaid?redirect=%2Fcollections%2Fkawaii-cutie (https://societyoffatmermaids.com/discount/ManateeMermaid?redirect=%2Fcollections%2Fkawaii-cutie)
We start the episode reading an excerpt from, “Four Reasons Why We Need Fat Liberation” in Wear Your Voice Magazine. https://www.wearyourvoicemag.com/4-reasons-why-we-need-fat-liberation/ (https://www.wearyourvoicemag.com/4-reasons-why-we-need-fat-liberation/)
Minisode 2: FinFun Mermaid Tails
http://www.societyoffatmermaids.com (Society of Fat Mermaids) founder Chè Monique chats with reps from https://www.finfunmermaid.com/ (FinFun Mermaid) at https://mermagic-con.com/ (MerMagic Con) 2020.
*This was recorded in a noisy hotel lobby, so the audio is imperfect, apologies.*
Kylie and Samantha talk with Chè about the Elite Line (which has now launched), FinFun's Size range, Custom Tails and The history of FinFun.
FinFun believes that, "Everyone Deserves to Dream."
Minisode 1: Justine The Mermaid Seamstress
Chè Monique talks to Justine, The Mermaid Seamstress at MerMagic Con 2020. Justine will be joining us again at the Fat Mermaids Make Waves panel discussion at MerMagic Con 2021.
We discuss Justine's inspiration. What they advocate for as a mermaid. How to deal with haters and the advantages fat merfolk have.
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC6MhXcpiUFGas2nVfTQY6wg (Justine, the Mermaid Seamstress, is a Mermaid Youtuber), and fabric tail maker from the Atlantic coast. Justine is an ambassador for FinFolk Mermaid Tails. In her human life, Justine works as an conservation educator sharing with others how to save our beautiful planet. As a water woman Justine has been jumping through waves her whole life and after making her first tail 11 years ago, is now proud to represent the beauty, grace, and power of being a plus size mer.
Fat Mermaids Make Waves Welcome!
Welcome to Fat Mermaids Make Waves! A podcast by the Society of Fat Mermaids, hosted by founder Mermaid Chè Monique.
Join us as we meet fat merfolk and other fat people doing fun and intersting things. Occasionally we'll talk to makers of products that make life easier for fat merfolk. We're also going to learn about body positivity and fat liberation.
Subcribe to join us in this celebration of fat folk, mermaids and whimsy.
Music by Aspiran20 from Pixabay