Dancing Underwater While Trying Not to Drown

Subversive Sirens

The Subversive Sirens are a Minnesota-based synchronized swim team that blends art, activism, and a deep love of Prince. I covered the Sirens for both KFAI community radio and MinnPost as the team prepared for its first-ever competition at the 2018 Gay Games in Paris, France. You can listen to my KFAI audio portrait below and read my MinnPost feature here. The Sirens would go on to win a gold medal at the 2018 competition. (Underwater photos: Rhea Pappas; All other photos: Erin Sharkey)