13 – Pursuing an Unlikely Dream with Hannah Fraser, Professional Mermaid [Podcast]


Show Summary

In this episode of the Make Creativity Pay Podcast, I talk to Hannah Fraser – underwater mermaid, performance artist, ocean activist, and inspiration to creative types everywhere.

As a little girl, Hannah Fraser was desperate to meet a real, live mermaid. She found out that mermaids didn’t exist – but as fate would have it, she became one herself. In this episode, Hannah explains that living out your fantasy isn’t always what it’s cracked up to be – or is it?

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Show Notes

In this episode you’ll learn

  • How Hannah’s passions led to a professional career
  • The challenges – and very real dangers – of being a work of art
  • Overcoming fears – both real and imagined
  • The secret to reaching your goals as a creative
  • Why having a mission matters
  • What to do when people belittle your ambitions

[1:03] How Hannah stumbled into her career

[3:59] What happens when you get tired of swimming?

[5:22] Facing her fear of sharks…

[10:38] Why there’s no perfect dream job

[13:55] Hannah’s advice to those who have unrealistic dreams

[16:17] Hannah’s true mission, and how having a mission helps you

[18:32] Mermaids, tiger sharks and mantas… oh, my!

[24:54] Taking a stand, even when it hurts

Transcript: MCP Podcast Episode 13 Hannah Fraser

Links and Resources

Music Featured on the Podcast

“Dreaming of One Day” (c) 2011, written and performed by Leanne Regalla

Podcast Episode Sponsor

Project AK-47

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About Leanne Regalla

Leanne is a writer and musician and the founder of Make Creativity Pay. She's on a mission to help creatives of all types to pursue their art without going broke, living in their cars, or starving to death.