Some disabled mermaids~
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Clownfish inspired mermaid is an amputee. She lost her arm rescuing her tropical fish friends from nasty nets. Her favourite way to spend the evening is singing her heart out and seducing sailors. She’s gotten really good at doing her hair one handed!
The mermaid with blonde hair has an anxiety disorder. That is her service eel— he supports her and calms her down when she has panic attacks, and he wraps himself around her to make her feel safe and give her space in crowds. She likes to pet him while she talks to people.
Seahorse mermaids are born without arms so they use their tails to pick up/manipulate things. The pink mermaid has arthritis in their tail though, so they use a kind of telekinetic magic to do stuff instead! They has gotten so good at it that their fine motor control is awesome, and other mermaids come from far and wide to have them do their piercings.
The last mermaid is deaf and uses sign language to communicate. Her best friend is a beluga who has learned to understand her signing and lets her know if other mermaids or whales are trying to get her attention. They like to do water ballet together!
Someone on my dash said something about wanting disabled mermaids a while ago, but I can’t remember who! silversarcasm? chronicpainwarrior? It could have been anybody. But whoever said that, just know that you inspired me!