About Kim Mermaid

I inspire others to connect more to themselves and the world around them through movement and freedom of expression.

“be the change you wish to see in the world” for what good are our gifts if we cannot create a better world with them?

I am an identical twin, born in a hurricane, and have always been an athlete, artist, and dreamer. Growing up, I loved immersing myself in nature and learning everything about the world. As a high achiever from a lower socioeconomic status, I believed that accolades were the path to making my mark in the world. But soon after attaining my MFA in Fine Art (photography), the illusion of chasing monetary success left me feeling empty. I began turning inward to rediscover the magic of living in the moment from my childhood.

As a child, I wanted to do so many things with my life: I dreamed of being an astronaut, a veterinary, a marine biologist, an archaeologist, cinematographer, and the list goes on and on. I resonate with art, literature, history, culture, and science. I see interrelation between all of these disciplines and how they inform each other to weave the world around us. I am drawn to these lines of connection, the in-between, the middle ground, the beautiful and complex network of balance in this world.

I’ve always believed to allow what’s inside be reflected in my actions. I am a listener, observer, and teacher. I ground myself by focusing on celebrating what it means to be human and recognition of our differences and gifts, encouraging growth and healing, and giving space for breath.

For me, there is hope in the unknown. It allows me to envision the impossible and be an inspiration to others.

A story in every movement

Through athletic artistry, mindfulness practices, and creating, I provide reminders that each moment is powerful.

Aerial hammock Split

Aerial & Circus

Mermaid yoga pose in a circle

Yoga & Meditation

Coffee Bean

Visual Artistry

Acknowledgements:

I wouldn’t have been able to get to where I am without the help of so many along the way. I believe in community empowerment and building a better world by uplifting and supporting others, so I would like to acknowledged businesses that offered me opportunities and guidance along the way.

Entertainment Companies: AquaAcro Entertainment, DFNTLY Entertainment, Breakthrough Entertainment, Cirque Entertainment

Aerial: Aerial City, Aerial Design, Aerial Physique, LSU Aerial

Yoga & Meditation: School Yoga Institute, Black Swan Yoga, Honest Soul Yoga, Kula Collective, Yogamu

Photographers: Don Curry, Bri Basco, Daniel Rigdon, Daniel McCord, Alanna Marie, Torry Sledge, Rafael Mancilla

Website: Ricki Oldenkamp (copywriting), Su Hood (website logo