• Gabrielle Rivera is a 25-year-old professional mermaid based in the Bay Area, California.
  • At the age of 19, a friend introduced Rivera to online community of merfolk, people also interested in mermaids and costuming. From there, her character Nymphia, The Nautilus Mermaid, was born.
  • Today, Rivera performs as Nymphia everywhere from corporate events and kids’ parties, to aquarium and water shows, starting at a rate of $250 for a 90-minute appearance.
  • Rivera says that as a trans woman, cosplay and working as a mermaid has helped her explore and build up confidence in her femininity.
  • Here’s her story, as told to freelance author Jenny Powers.
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For as long as I can remember, I’ve been drawn to the sea. Some of my earliest childhood memories as a little boy are spending time on the San Diego beaches with my mom.

Gabrielle Rivera Nymphia baby photo with beach background

Rivera as a baby

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BOULDER, Colo., Sept. 14, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Rowdy Mermaid, a beverage company producing crisp and refreshing, function-forward kombucha, today announced the online debut of its full lineup of functional brews, marking the first time the brand has gone direct-to-consumer since launching in 2013. Available directly through www.rowdymermaid.com, 12 oz cans can be purchased for $3.99, with 12- and 24-pack cases available. Shipping is available to all 48 contiguous states.

With the ongoing pandemic increasing the need for functional beverages and immunity-boosting products, Rowdy Mermaid accelerated plans for a direct-to-consumer program to fulfill at-home demand and get products to consumers quickly and safely, from the comfort of their own homes.

Rowdy Mermaid offers a lineup of plant-based brews, verifiably low in sugar and alcohol, each designed for a specific functional benefit. Now in infinitely recyclable aluminum cans, the eight flavors include:

  • Savory Peachâ„¢: takes the sweet flavor
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