Surrounded by the glistening waters of Lake Michigan, Mermaid Phantom proudly declares Traverse City, Michigan her home. Unlike many professional mermaids, she is unable to swim with children due to her poor eyesight. Because of this, she adds magic to the world in other ways. Phantom is the face behind “The Magic Crafter,” a weekly YouTube show that features realistic mermaid and fairy videos, fairytale craft tutorials and informational content for aspiring mermaids. She aims to build a community of free-spirited individuals that share her love for the natural world, creativity and that spread kindness and joy everywhere they go.