Sia: I definitely believe I’m a mermaid. I think they are real. Hi, I’m Sia Shells and welcome to my mermaid home. This was my very first mermaid tail. It was actually a gift from my dad. It’s gone through a loss it’s quite, quite heavy, which is why I bought the fabric tail recently. It’s still good for some photos I think. Oh my God. The first time I put on a tail felt like a dream come true. It’s just like actualizing the image you have in your mind like your entire life. You look in the mirror and you’re like, oh my God, I am that person. Like, I am a mermaid. Literally. So over here is my mermaid makeup station. This is where I get ready every day. And then I have my mermaid cases where I keep like my highlighters and stuff like that for my face. This one’s rainbow. I have glitter. Mermaids need glitter. So this one kind of looks like scales. It’s pretty cool. We have bunch of mermaid brushes and yeah, this is my mermaid world. This is where I get ready. I think what I really love about mermaids is that they are rebels in a way. Because they kind of own their own space. and they won’t let anyone take that away from them. And they’re also really beautiful and mysterious. I feel like I’ve had an obsession with mermaids my whole life. When I was a kid, I had mermaid dolls, they were Barbie dolls that came out that were mermaids. I was obsessed with the little mermaid, like Disney’s Arial. The fact that when I’m at the ocean, I feel my best. I love the smell of the ocean. I love the beach. I love collecting seashells. I love anything blue. My hair has been blue for like over 10 years, like I think that’s pretty, that’s a pretty big commitment. But I’m just naturally gravitating towards anything that’s ocean related, not just mermaid but like ocean. So this is my closet. This is where the mermaid transformation begins. I have specific mermaid things like this mermaid dress that was made for me. I have a lot of mermaid tops, so this one’s like a sequin kind of top. It’s very like scaly and pretty, reflective. I also have the tights, which are my, one of my favourite mermaid things. So you put those on and it looks like our scales are growing on your skin. It’s really, really cool. Have these amazing mermaid shoes. These ones went viral too when I posted them. I definitely believe I am a mermaid. I don’t have a, I don’t have like a medical tail but like I have like silicone and fabric tails that I can like play around with and swim with and that’s when I feel my best. I mean, I think maybe in the past life I was a mermaid and maybe this is my way of kind of integrating those elements in my human form. Adrian: So what are you up to today hun?
Sia: I think I’m going to go swimming. I want to try out my new monofin. Adrian: Yeah, you just got that the other day. Sia: I just got It. Yeah. Adrian: Yeah that’s going to be really nice. Whereabouts are you going to go swimming? Sia: Probably Steve’s house. Adrian and I met through a mutual friend of ours. And it was Kind of cool cause like the first time we talked; we spoke on the phone for like hours. It was a really nice connection
without even meeting him yet. I don’t think he sees it as something Kooky or negative or anything like that. I think he sees it as, oh well she loves doing that and like that’s, that’s her thing. He’s kind of a comic book nerd himself. So I feel like he kind of lives in that fantasy world too. Adrian: Have yourself a great time hun. Bye
Sia: Bye. Adrian: I love going away on tropical vacations. I love to swim. So that sort of encompasses everything that she does and our love for sea life. The ocean in general, just coral reefs, sea turtles, we love it all. Sia: If Adrian ever asked me to stop mermaiding, I would be like shell no. Because it’s part of my DNA. It’s part of my everyday life. Like it is who I am. So sorry, not, sorry. So I have two mermaid tails currently. I have a silicone one, which was the one that I got first. And then I have the fabric
one that I bought recently that I’m going to be swimming in today. I’m really against single use plastic. I try to be really, really eco-conscious in my everyday life. I definitely spread awareness about ocean conservation and coral reefs and pollution because I think it’s so important. And like mermaids live in the ocean so we have to protect our oceans. Interviewer: Do you believe that mermaids are real? Sia: I get asked that question a lot. I think they are real. I just don’t think they look like what we think they look like. Like I think they’re in the depths of the sea and I think they might have like weird eyes everywhere cause they have to get used to that, depth. It definitely, certainly my mermaid tail that’s, that’s the great thing about them is that you can actually take them and swim in them in a pool or on the beach or in the ocean. Like it’s great. So most of the time I get the question like how do you swim in the tail? Like a lot of people are genuinely curious. I don’t think there’s a lot of judgmental people out there towards mermaids. Asha: People make like mermaid or sea puns like about her all the time. Just she’s the mermaid. She looks really cool as a mermaid. Like it’s not something you see every day. It’s fun. Adrian: I would consider swimming
like a mermaid with her. It’s been something I’ve been thinking about for the past 10 years being together and I just need that opportunity to get my, I guess flippers all in tune there. Sia: I definitely think mermaiding and mermaid life it is going to be part of my everyday for the rest of my life.