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Companies and Organizations that we have worked with or highly recommend

My buddy, Bubbles, and I hanging out after the Valentine's Party at @goldfish_plainfield !

Swim School

Looking for an activity to enroll your child in? Goldfish Swim School is the perfect solution for your busy schedule and your child’s need for fun. We use The Science of SwimPlay® as the base for all of our swimming lessons in Plainfield. Learn more about our infant swim lessons, toddler swim lessons, parties, and more.

2021 Monarch of the Lake

Our mission is to provide merfolk from all the realms with inspiration and resources to live their fullest merlife. Whether your tail is silicone or fabric, you represent with just leggings or earrings, all mermaids are valid.


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Mermaid and Unicorn Inspired, Cruelty-free, Waterproof, and Ocean Safe Cosmetics! 

While traveling the globe performing mermaid shows and appearances, she continues to spread the word on ocean conservation while promoting brand awareness to Emily Alexandra Cosmetics. For every purchase, a portion goes directly to is a non-profit organization Emily Founded in 2018 to pursue her passion and love for water and receive support to bring drinking water to Third World Nations in new, innovative ways! 

Emily crafted her cosmetic collection with love, inspired by performance artists from Key West buskers to Cirque du Soleil.  Inspired by the creative evolution of the mermaid and unicorn movement on social media, she thrived on helping playful beauties share their love of wild color, sparkle and shine. At Emily Alexandra Cosmetics we’ve tapped the top insider insight from theatre makeup artists and seamlessly channeled it into a highly wearable, customizable line for individuals who choose to express their looks in a bold, wild way to bring their fantasy forward into the world.  As a social media savvy brand, our potent pigments are designed to pop in both still photography and video capture.

Save 10% off your order with code Emily10

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At Mermaid Straw we are dedicated to educating others on the horrible effects single-use plastic is having on our environment and wildlife. We are proud to offer the highest quality, fun, and stylish eco-friendly alternatives to single-use plastic straws, cups, bottles, utensils, etc. We hope to inspire and empower people to live a more sustainable, plastic-free lifestyle so they can lower their footprint on the environment and help save our lakes, rivers, oceans, and all the animals that call them home.

Use code "thejolietmermaid" for 15% off your order!

Today is "fin-spiring" brands. While there are many, I thought I would highlight @mermaids
Affiliations: Projects

Conservation Organization

Human activities are harming manatees, and only our compassion and action can protect them.
Manatees are Florida’s official state marine mammal. They are listed as vulnerable at the international level by the IUCN World Conservation Union. They are listed as threatened at the federal level by the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service and at the state level by the Florida Fish & Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC). Their listing status is largely due to human activity. Since record-keeping began in 1974, more than 41% of manatee deaths where cause of death was identified were human-related – and almost 34% were due to watercraft collisions (the largest known cause of manatee deaths). With increased awareness, education, regulations, and enforcement, manatee deaths caused by humans could be substantially reduced, and the eventual recovery of the species could be realized.
Windy City Merfolk Pod has adopted manatee, Ariel, who lives at the Ellie Schiller Homosassa Springs Wildlife State Park

Featured Mermaid

Fins Magazine was started in 2019 sharing the world of mermaids from an enthusiast and photographer perspective, with some mermaid content thrown in.

With the addition of Jeff Weiner from JW Creative Art in 2020, Fins is growing.  Not only are we combining the world of digital artistry with mermaids, we are expanding our content.  No longer JUST a platform for mermaids to be featured, but a place for mermaid related businesses and mermaids to learn, grow and celebrate this amazing and positive community making big changes in our world.  A community finding ways to grow and adapt in spite of a world turned upside down by a global pandemic.  

To meet the rising tides of mermaids in the world, we have mers from around the globe providing expertise from their own special perspectives. We are encompassing more content based on all the different facets of the mermaid world.

Find Emily the Joliet Mermaid in Issues 4 and 5


Family Circus

Hailing from the Chicago area Miss Claira Bell has been actively performing her passions of Circus, Sideshow and Cabaret. Traveling all over the country Claira has gotten the pleasure of working with such groups as; Blue Moon Circus, The Squidling Brothers, The Boston Baby Dolls, Chump Change Variety Show, and the Cream City Cabaret. She is currently a member of Project X Burlesque out of Indy.

Having a strong background in theater and dance Miss Claira Bell is a sight to watch with her lovely vaudevillian performance style. Blending the lines of sideshow and cabaret Claira is guaranteed to give the audience a show they wont soon forget....

This Manic Pixie Dream girl also enjoys clowning around for audiences young and old, big or small. Weather it be on the aerial hoop and trapeze, or with sharp objects and fire Miss Claira Bell puts her charming ascetic into every show.

DJ Service

Groove is in the heart is a unique female owned mobile DJ crew based in Chicago. We will curate your event with a killer mix of all your favorite songs without any of the wedding cliches (definitely no chicken dances or YMCAs).

We love our jobs, and it shows! We have AMAZING reviews across YelpThe Knot, and Wedding Wire!

Our DJs are selected because they truly LOVE music and are passionate about bringing you an amazing experience throughout your whole planning process, as well as your big day

Affiliations: Projects
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