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Monday, March 23, 2009

Lokelani Speaks Up


Lokelani (lo-kay-lan-ee) is a Hawaiian mermaid activist. She started a group called MPETH (like "empath") which stands for
"Mer People for the Ethical Treatment of Humans".



Lokelani speaks out about speciesism, focusing on the poor treatment of humans, who are believed to be of low intelligence, and are known to be very gullible.


MPETH is particularly concerned with the sirens, a group of merbeauties who lure human sailors out to sea, often causing them to be lost or drown. The sirens' have been known to sink a ship, then loot the treasure for sport.


Lokelani holds a pearl of knowledge and hope. She implores all merpeople to end speciesism, and to work with her to build a bridge of trust between the mer people and humans.



Lokelani is a one of a kind handmade art doll. She is 9" tall including her base. The shells in her hair were picked up on the beaches of Kauai, and she wears a piece of sunrise shell (a rare and beautiful shell the color of the sunrise) in back. Lokelani is mostly polymer clay. I used a starfish from a vintage box of treasures I inherited, and I did not buy it, you know they kill them just to sell to tourists at the beach, so please don't buy them new!




5 comments:

Dlsarmywife said...

She is so pretty! And I love her backstory as well!

Kaerie Faerie said...

I love your mermaid she is fabulous
I use to be a mermaid, I cut off my hair to get legs, and I married my Sailor.

SpiritMama said...

Oh Kaerie, then you know exactly what Lokelani is standing for! You should join MPETH, they need some former mers on the cause!

jonaks said...

she is lovely!

Deborah said...

Oh so lovely, as is your mind!
**blows kisses** Deborah