Welcome

Hello!  Welcome to the virtual cove of Venessa, The Louisiana Mermaid. What on Earth is a mermaid doing in Louisiana, you ask?  Well, what better dwelling place for a mermaid than a coastal state filled with beautiful wetlands and waterways?  I grew up in rural Avoyelles Parish, on the banks of Bayou des Glaises, near the Atchafalaya River. Water was a constant in my life. It is the element I feel most connected with. It is no wonder that at a very young age, I began develop a keen interest in the myth and folklore surrounding mermaids.  Half woman, half fish, these beautiful sirens bridged the divide between humans on land and the creatures of the deep.  Even as an adult, I never quite let go of my love of the idea of mermaids, which led me to eventually commission a mermaid tail, custom crafted just for me.  Being able to realize this childhood dream of mine was magical in itself. The opportunity to share that magic, inspire others and make a positive impact on my community are just, as we say in Louisiana, lagniappe!    

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Upcoming Events

Swim with a Mermaid-AquaPards
8 Jun 2016

Swim with a Mermaid-AquaPards

Wednesday, June 8, 2016 AquaPARDS Water Park* 30372 Eden Church Rd. Denham Springs, LA 1 p.m.-3 p...
Swim with a Mermaid-Liberty Lagoon
12 Jun 2016

Swim with a Mermaid-Liberty Lagoon

Sunday, June 12, 2016 BREC’s Liberty Lagoon Waterpark 111 Lobdell Avenue, Baton Rouge 1 p.m.-3 p....
Mermaid Visit-River Road Daycare
13 Jun 2016

Mermaid Visit-River Road Daycare

June 13, 2016 PRIVATE EVENT River Road Daycare
Georgia Aquarium Swim
19 Jul 2016

Georgia Aquarium Swim

Follow me online as I visit the amazing Georgia Aquarium in Atlanta for a swim with 4 whale sharks i...
Swim with a Mermaid-Liberty Lagoon
27 Jun 2016

Swim with a Mermaid-Liberty Lagoon

Monday, June 27, 2016 BREC’s Liberty Lagoon Waterpark 111 Lobdell Avenue, Baton Rouge 1 p.m.-3 p....
Swim with a Mermaid-AquaPards
8 Jul 2016

Swim with a Mermaid-AquaPards

Friday, July 8, 2016 AquaPARDS Water Park* 30372 Eden Church Rd. Denham Springs, LA 1 p.m.-3 p.m....
Movie at the Lagoon
16 Jul 2016

Movie at the Lagoon

Saturday, July 16, 2016 BREC’s Liberty Lagoon Waterpark 111 Lobdell Avenue, Baton Rouge 7 p.m.-9 ...
YMCA Educational Session
28 Jul 2016

YMCA Educational Session

July 28th 9:30-10:15 10:15-11 DOW YMCA Private Event for YMCA Campers  

WVLA: Baton Rouge ‘Mermaid’ makes a splash around the Capitol City

Advocate: Louisiana Mermaid made surprise visit at North Park’s AQUA PARDS

WAFB: Professor turns herself into popular mermaid