Social media is a powerful tool when used in the right way. Through social media we now have the power to share ourselves with the world. In this day and age there are countless new opportunities that have never existed before. Hannah Fraser is a dear sister of mine who is a mermaid and a social media celebrity. I met Hannah five years ago on my journey across California. She is one of the most extraordinary women I have ever come across.
'What do you want to be when you grow up?' I am sure we can all remember being asked that question as a kid. Hannah's answer as a child was that she wanted to be a mermaid. Her journey to making this vision a reality took time, hard work and deep commitment. Hannah is someone who shows us that anything is possible. She swims deep in the ocean without an air tank and she can hold her breath for 2-3 minutes long. She has swum amongst whales, dolphins, great white sharks, manta rays and countless other marine creatures.
Through collaborations with expert camera teams, Hannah creates beautiful photography and films that speak with a loud voice. A voice that speaks up for the conservation of the oceans and all marine life.
'What do you want to be when you grow up?'. It's never too late! Anything is possible. Hannah is a living example of this truth. Below is an interview I shot with her in L.A February 2016. She shares the incredible story about how her and film maker Shawn Heinrichs managed to get Manta Rays on the endangered species list. This is a story of how we can create change through the power of art and social media.
What is your message you would like to share with the world?