Published in


Black Women Are Transforming the World of Instagram Mermaids

The carefree aesthetic is appealing for many, but the inclusion also is full of political purpose

“Most of the time, Instagram’s professional mermaids infuse the digital world with beauty and magic. The average person can’t extract a service or buy a product from them (unless they’re planning a kid’s birthday). Merfolk exist simply to be enjoyed and to sprinkle enchantment into the monotony of everyday life. It’s also an overwhelmingly White social media niche…




Momentum is a blog that captures and reflects the moment we find ourselves in, one where rampant anti-Black racism is leading to violence, trauma, protest, reflection, sorrow, and more. Momentum doesn’t look away when the news cycle shifts.

Recommended from Medium


For the Love of Typography — Laki 139 in an Interview

Sense and Sensibility: Women in Antiquity

Hicham Aboutaam — Sense and Sensibility Exhibit

Protecting Photographic Prints

Arles, Marseilles and Leaving Comfort Zones

Stéphane Belzère. Mondes Flotants

READ/DOWNLOAD!$ Colour (Whitechapel: Documents of Contemporary Art) FULL BOOK PDF & FULL AUDIOBOOK

The Year of the Quilt

Get the Medium app

A button that says 'Download on the App Store', and if clicked it will lead you to the iOS App store
A button that says 'Get it on, Google Play', and if clicked it will lead you to the Google Play store
Jada Gomez

Jada Gomez

Senior Platform Editor at Medium. Girl with the long last name from the Empire State. NYU Alum. Runner. Puppy Mommy. Smiler.

More from Medium

How ‘Insecure’ and Issa Rae Became a Part of My Healing Journey

Happy Holidays to all and from all in Home Entertainment : Publishing, Music, Film & Television… &…

4 Quick Steps To Creating Your Own Coloring Book

Review of Disney’s ‘Encanto’