Friday, 3 May 2019

Too much of a person

Mya-Rose Birdgirl Craig
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This was a project that I took part in Too much of a person curated by Diana Patient, the founder and creative director. I was really privileged to take part in this project, which empowered me so much as a young girl and one that has a lot to say about the world. Thank you so much.




Mya-Rose Birdgirl Craig
Copyright "Too Much of a Person" toomuchofaperson.com 



"‘Too Much of a Person’ is a project chronicling the experiences of self-identifying women and non-binary people being told they were "too much" of something (nice, loud, sensitive, aggressive etc.) to dismiss or conform them to the current perception of how a woman should be.


Your too much could be your power. Let’s reclaim that, take up space together and be whatever we want.


Welcome to the home of the online gallery of this multi-media exhibition which was launched in early 2019. You can listen to the powers and waves these extraordinary people are making in the world, and know that you are not alone."


Diana Patient



THEY SAID I WAS:

TOO MUCH





TOO INTENSE


A STORM


TOO INDEPENDENT


TOO SENSITIVE


I'M JUST TOO MUCH OF A PERSON


Welcome to the home of the online gallery of this multi-media exhibition which was launched in early 2019. You can listen to the powers and waves these extraordinary people are making in the world, and know that you are not alone."


Mya-Rose Birdgirl Craig
Copyright "Too Much of a Person" toomuchofaperson.com 





This the video of my thoughts on the subject of being "too much" https://youtu.be/JxC0BXHHF0c and the podcast To much of a person - Mya-Rose Craig







Mya-Rose Birdgirl Craig
Copyright "Too Much of a Person" toomuchofaperson.com 




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About the Author






Young environmentalist and birder Mya-Rose Birdgirl Craig

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Mya-Rose Craig is a 16-year-old young British Bangladeshi birder, naturalist, conservationist, environmentalist, activist, writer and speaker. She is based near Bristol and writes posts about birding, conservation and environmental issues from around the world. 


She has been involved in the UK organisation of the Youth Strikes encouraging young people from around the world to not go to school once a month and protest instead demanding immediate action to prevent climate breakdown. This is an interview in New Statesman.


She was a Bristol European Green Capital Ambassador along with Kevin McCloud, Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall, Tony Juniper, Simon King, Miranda Krestovnikoff and Shaun the Sheep! See the full list of Bristol Ambassadors. She has also been listed with the singer-songwriter George Ezra and actress Maisie Williams from Game of Thrones as one of Bristol's most influential young people


She organised four nature is helping to run four more in 2019. She also organised a conference, Race Equality in Nature, in June 2016 aiming to increase the ethnic diversity in nature and plans two more in 2019. She has also set up Black2Nature with the aim of working with organisations to increase the access to nature of Visible Minority Ethnic people and is President. Please connect with her on LinkedIn (Mya-Rose Birdgirl Craig) so that she can invite you to join the Race Equality in Nature LinkedIn Group and be part of the change. 


She has given over 50 talks, speaking at conferences such as being on a panel with George Monbiot and Caroline Lucas on Sustainability and the Future of Cities. She is a Minister in Chris Packham's Manifesto for Nature in 2018 and spoke in front of 10,000 people at the Walk for Nature. She has also appeared on TV and radio and is particularly proud of being in Silent Roars, a short film which was part of Listen to Britain 2017 https://player.bfi.org.uk/free/film/watch-the-silent-roars-2017-online


She has been awarded the Bath and West Show Environmental Youth Award 2017 for Bristol for her Black2Nature work EYA 2017. She was also listed as one of Bristol's BME top 100 powerlist.


She loved seeing Mountain Gorillas in East Africa and Penguins in Antarctica over Christmas 2015, her 7th continent. She became the youngest person to see 5000 birds in 2019 age 16 and is looking forward to visiting Brazil birding in 2019 and hopes to see half the birds in the world there. Please also like her Birdgirl Facebook Page and follow her on Birdgirl Twitter. If you would like to contact Mya-Rose about her work, please e-mail helenabcraig@hotmail.co.uk.




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