From the time I was a young girl I dreamed about making a big impact on the world. I wanted my influence to help make people happier and also inspire them to help others and make the world a better place. In 2009, I designed a show called The Brave Mermaid, which is still running weekly today. The show is highly interactive; I tell the story of The Brave Mermaid through the book I wrote with the same title. Through the book and the show, I am able to get children interacting, learning and exploring their thoughts and emotions. Without them even realizing it they have learned new skills and tools in building their self-confidence and started thinking about how they can be a braver person in the future.
Through the show we talk about several issues children may be dealing with. We talk about feeling disappointed, mad or lonely and how to overcome those feeling. We discuss using the right words and communicating clearly, instead of whining about issues and not taking action. I emphasize the importance of choosing happiness and positivity over focusing on the negative and teaching that hard work and practice will help us to achieve our goals in life. I believe we all have talent, we just need to discover what that talent is so we can use it to have a positive impact on the world around us.
The Brave Mermaid show is very fun! Everything is make-believe and the children really emerge from their shells to partake in all the excitement. Even the shyest children tend to find the courage to speak up and let their voices be heard. Many funny moments are experienced at my show thanks to the unpredictability of children! Parents and other family members watching from around the pool often find themselves laughing and thoroughly enjoying the show as well. Of course, people of all ages are mesmerized by the sight of a mermaid swimming through the water, her hair and colorful tail flowing under the surface.
My goal with the show is to have people leave with a lasting impression on their hearts. That the show is more than just entertainment but something families will look back on for years and bring them joy. I have had the privilege of performing for audiences as large as two thousand people! My goal is to become a motivational role-model to as many children as possible. Inspiring them through live shows and my children’s books.