I was at work and my friend and I were talking about how there isn’t enough diversity with mermaid stories. Either the protagonist is a white mermaid or the story has a group of diverse mermaids but not many stories where the protagonist is a mermaid of color.
I’ve started to notice this more and more now that I’m a mother. We need more diverse books. We need more stories our children can relate to and stories that give different perspectives.
My friend and I said we should find the gaps and make the stories ourselves…
Just add it to the list of all the things we already need to do.