Mya-Rose in her own words:
“I love birds and wildlife & am a naturalist, conservationist and environmentalist wanting to save our planet and everything on it. I believe that we have to do everything we can to save the environment from damage and I want to try and persuade as many people about that as possible, especially those in power.
Birding in different countries has given me the opportunity to see the damage being inflicted on places and the indigenous peoples who live in them, by our consumerism in the Global North. I believe that climate activism must demand global climate justice which is not happening at the moment.
I am an anti-racism activist, writer, speaker, journalism and broadcaster. I have had over four and a half million views on my blog, www.birdgirl.com from around the world.
I am also an anti-racism activist and campaigner, fighting for Visible Minority (VME) Ethnic people to have equal access to nature and wildlife films. I also fight for the rights of indigenous peoples especially against the conservation movement.”
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How she got the name “Bird Girl”
Her passion for birding
What twitching is
How does bird watching work?
Being a competitive bird watcher when she was younger
Seeing over half the world birds!
Her favourite place to birdwatch
A favourite bird….
Birding in Brazil
Female role models in birding
Being inspired by - Phoebe Snetsinger
Liking birding in a non scientific way
Wanting to study Politics and International Relations at University
Her passion for the environment and life as an activist
Black to Nature
Being involved in campaigns
Dealing with the pressure of an online presence
Starting a conversation about race
Being an Ambassador for Bristol 2015 focusing on green issues
Learning new skills
Advice and tips for people who want to get into activism
Why you do have a voice
The power of talking about what you care about
Making sure not to burn yourself out
‘C’ Licence - what is it?
Birdwatching in the UK
Advocating for trees and why they are so important
Plans for the future
Gaining in confidence
Having difficult conversations
Final words of advice
Website - http://www.birdgirluk.com
Facebook - @myarosebirdgirlcraig
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