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Cosplay and Lingerie with TaLaynn Kel Fat Mermaids Make Waves

Content Warning: We go deep with TaLynn Kel, we talk about eating disorders, sex work, medical discrimination, Intentional Weight Loss. Save 12% on our #MerfolkForBlackLives Collection with code TaLynn12 https://societyoffatmermaids.com/discount/TaLynn12?redirect=%2Fcollections%2Fmerfolkforblacklives (https://societyoffatmermaids.com/discount/TaLynn12?redirect=%2Fcollections%2Fmerfolkforblacklives) 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 https://www.penguinrandomhouse.com/books/645672/fat-girls-in-black-bodies-by-joy-arlene-renee-cox-phd/?fbclid=IwAR2igIFzYR2hP86IWcQKF5BlJAhnvyfnQrVijvQYbb2qs4d02ZfWD55NKZM (https://www.penguinrandomhouse.com/books/645672/fat-girls-in-black-bodies-by-joy-arlene-renee-cox-phd/?fbclid=IwAR2igIFzYR2hP86IWcQKF5BlJAhnvyfnQrVijvQYbb2qs4d02ZfWD55NKZM)   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
  1. Cosplay and Lingerie with TaLaynn Kel
  2. Mermaid Montara
  3. Minisode 1: Justine The Mermaid Seamstress
  4. Minisode 2: FinFun Mermaid Tails
  5. Fat Mermaids Make Waves Welcome!

Minisode 1: Justine The Mermaid SeamstressFat Mermaids Make Waves

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. Audio Player00:0018:15Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.Jump BackSkip Forward

Playlist: Fat Mermaids Make Waves

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  1. Minisode 1: Justine The Mermaid Seamstress
  2. Minisode 2: FinFun Mermaid Tails
  3. Fat Mermaids Make Waves Welcome!