During the induction week for the first years, myself and a dozen other first years mentored them through their first project as costume students. They were divided into groups to construct costumes inspired by different cultural representations of mermaids from around the world. This mermaid is Mami wata- Africa. The costumes were to be worn by AUB actresses, who were participating in the ‘Bathing Beauties’ exhibition during the arts by the sea festival.