An Ocean of Fat Merfolk for MerMay

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Welcome to the fat MerMay roundup! This month we’re celebrating fat merfolk — amazing fat humans who choose to dress as merpeople for fun and sometimes profit! Below you’ll find:

  • Glorious fat merpeople to follow and
  • Fat mer-art to decorate your life
  • Inspiration for the upcoming sunny season (at least here in the northern hemisphere). Happy scrolling!

A very grateful thanks to Mermaid Chè Monique and her community for their input and support!

🌊 Society of Fat Mermaids

Two fat mermaids face each other over text reading “The Society of Fat Mermaids”


Founded by Mermaid Ché Monique, The Society of Fat Mermaids boasts apparel on their website, their own Facebook group, and a delightful collection of fat merfolk on their Instagram, linked below.

💦 The Society of Fat Mermaids

🌊 Ylluria

A fat mermaid sits in a wheelchair holding a trident with a regal expression

💦 Ylluria on Instagram

🌊 Phillippa Walter Art

💦 See on Etsy

🌊 Keenon Hooks

A joyful fat Black merman lays on a rock shelf showing off his colorful fin

💦 Keenon Hooks on Instagram

🌊 Fugitive Rabbit

💦 See on Etsy

🌊 Mermaid Chè Monique

A fat Black mermaid with green eyeshadow and a coppery chest covering touches the glass inside a water tank held shut with rivets

💦 Mermaid Chè Monique on Instagram

🌊 Yinza

💦 See on Etsy

🌊 Adalios the Cape Breton Merman

A fat merman sits on a bench dockside with a bemused smile

💦 Adalios the Cape Breton Merman on Instagram

🌊 André Luiz Barbosa

💦 See on Redbubble

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🌊 Marjania the Mosaic Mermaid

A fat Brown mermaid lays on a beach, reveling in the sun with her fin up behind her

💦 Marjania the Mosaic Mermaid on Instagram

🌊 Vylirium

💦 See on Etsy

Tips from a fat mermaid + where to buy inclusive mergear — coming later in Mermay!

🌊 Mermaid Cetea

A fat mermaid lays on a beach in the surf at sunset, her colorful fin up behind her

💦 Mermaid Cetea on Instagram

🌊 Fat Lemon Prints

💦 See on Instagram

🌊 Mermaid Maryann

A fat mermaid wearing starfish in her hair and lipstick to match her hair color smiles at the camera while laying on the beach, hand on one hip

💦 Mermaid Maryann on Instagram

🌊 Charlotte Thomson Art

💦 See on Etsy

🌊 Amy, Rehoboth Beach Mermaid

A fat mermaid with blue pink and yellow hair and makeup to match lays poolside, stretching out her tail and fin

💦 Amy, Rehoboth Beach Mermaid on Instagram

🌊 Jiji Knight

💦 See on Instagram

🌊 Taynee Tinsley

💦 See on Instagram

🌊 Mermaid Coralia Pearl

A fat mermaid shows off her glittery eyeshadow and sparkly headdress

💦 Mermaid Coralia Pearl on Instagram

🌊 Stock Image: Mermaids Swim Here

💦 Shop at Body Liberation Stock

🌊 Siren Aurora

A fat red headed mermaid descends toward the ocean floor

💦 Siren Aurora on Instagram

🌊 Stock Image: Mermaids Swim Here

💦 Shop at Body Liberation Stock

🌊 Clara the Sleepy Siren

A fat mermaid seen from behind ascends toward the surface

💦 Clara the Sleepy Siren on Instagram

🌊 Sergle Art

💦 See on Etsy

🌊 Baralust the Merbear

A fat merman with a rainbow tail sits in the surf at the beach

💦 Baralust the Merbear on Instagram

🌊 Fat Lemon Prints

💦 See on Etsy

🌊 Elisabeth Haun

A fat blonde mermaid sits on a rock at the beach

💦 Elisabeth Haun on Instagram

🌊 The Manatee Mermaid

A fat mermaid poses underwater at a pool with other merpeople in the background

💦 The Manatee Mermaid on Instagram

🌊 Zwolfie

💦 zwolfie on Instagram

🌊 Underwater Manatee-Cam at Blue Spring State Park

💦 Watch manatees at explore.org

Every Monday, I send out my Body Liberation Guide, a thoughtful email jam-packed with resources on body liberation, weight stigma, body image and more. And it’s free. Let’s change the world together.

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Hi there! I'm Lindley. I create artwork that celebrates the unique beauty of bodies that fall outside conventional "beauty" standards at Body Liberation Photography. I'm also the creator of Body Liberation Stock and the Body Love Shop, a curated central resource for body-friendly artwork and products. Find all my work here at bodyliberationphotos.com.