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Interviewed in Economic Injustice

Blog This is custom heading element "Mya-Rose Craig tells the story of how she set up Black2Nature to help give young people in visible minority ethnic communities access to nature and tackle the lack of diversity in green spaces. She also talks about the climate emergency and the need for more urgent action." Find their [...]

Panel Interview for Rob Hopkins at Transition Network

Blog This is custom heading element Panel Interview for Rob Hopkins at Transition Network In May 2020 I did a panel interview with Rob Hoskins and Sam Lee. It was based on ‘From What If to What Next’ which asked listeners to send in their ‘What If’ questions about the future we can create going [...]

BBC Radio 4’s Women’s Hour – a young female environmentalist

Blog This is custom heading element BBC Radio 4's Women's Hour is an iconic radio programme listened to by huge numbers of women.  I recently had a friend's mum e-mail to say that I had been mentioned on the programme as an environmentalist to watch. I am feeling so pleased and proud! Thank you to Marianne [...]

Birdwatch Magazine – Birders Choice Awards 2019

Blog This is custom heading element Birdwatch Magazine's Birder's Choice Awards are the most prestigious in the UK. Back in 2015 I was nominated for the Blogger of the Year Awards and came second to the high profile conservationist (and ex-senior staff at the RSPB) I was really pleased with that, especially as it was [...]

The Observer Article about the need for diversity in nature writing By Stephen Moss

 

My Article in Resurgence and Ecologist Magazine

Blog This is custom heading element This is an article I have written for Resurgence and Ecologist Magazine, about the racism within the nature conservation and environmental sector and the need for the sectors to become ethnically diverse. https://www.resurgence.org/magazine/article5422-calling-out-racisms-to-save-our-planet.html "If the environmental sector fails to become ethnically diverse, it fails to bring on board an increasingly large section [...]

Chatting to Lush

Blog This is custom heading element I am really really pleased to be on Lush Player with Birdgirl Mya-Rose Craig's Podcast which I am particularly excited about as Lush is my favourite shop and perfect for me as a teen vegetarian/almost vegan, environmentally friendly, low impact products that actually work and smell great too. Also, Lush is a Bristolian [...]

Podcast “all about me” for The Sound Approach by Charlie Moores

Blog This is custom heading element  Young environmentalist and birder Mya-Rose Birdgirl Craig This is a podcast that I did for Charlie Moores from The Sound Approach (TSA) podcast. I am talking about birding in the UK, world birding, Race Equality in Nature, racism, twitter trolls and being President of Black2Nature. The Sound Approach Podcast [...]

Too much of a person

Mya-Rose Birdgirl Craig Copyright “Too Much of a Person” toomuchofaperson.com   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 […]

Teen Backchat

Blog This is custom heading element The April edition of Birdwatching Magazine had a full page article called "Backchat with Mya-Rose Craig" with some quick fire fun question and answers. This is the online full version Birdwatching Magazine Article   Hope you enjoy it! Read About The Author Social Media Please like her Birdgirl Facebook Page, [...]

Article in The Guardian 2018

Blog This is custom heading element I was enormously honoured to be interviewed for an article in The Guardian 2018 looking at diversity in nature by Stephen Moss and to influence his findings as well introducing him to VME nature writer Zakiya MacKenzie. The Guardian Improving children's access to nature and addressing inequality I hope [...]

Interview on ITV West News – age 11 year old

Blog This is custom heading element When I was 11 years old, I saw my 3000th bird species in the world. It was a stunning Regent Bowerbird which I saw on my second day in Queensland, Australia at Lamington National Park in July 2013. I had spent 6 months in South America in 2012 on [...]

Silent Roars – A short film on BBCFour

Blog This is custom heading element Copyright BBCFour https://player.bfi.org.uk/free/film/watch-the-silent-roars-2017-online Watch me tonight in this amazing short film, talking about the Islamaphobic bullying I get on social media. Fantastic to be in the film with Munroe Bergdorf, the Black transgender model recently sacked by L'Oreal for her honest views on racism and white privilege, following the [...]

Being on BBC Radio 4’s Tweet of the Day – Wed 17 May 2017

Blog This is custom heading element On Wednesday 17th May 2017 at 5.58 am GMT I was on Radio 4 'Tweet of the Day'. Listen to it on IPlayer  on http://bbc.in/2r3ZYNc. I talked about seeing a Black-browed Albatross in Cornwall when I was only 7 years old. I went into the BBC Bristol studios to [...]

Interview for BBC Radio 4 “You and Yours”

Blog This is custom heading element Young Birder Mya-Rose Birdgirl Craig in her garden Photograph taken by and copyright Chris Craig During the Easter holidays, I was contacted by a journalist, Jess Quayle, from the 'You and Yours' consumer programme from Radio 4. They were planning a feature about the number of people feeding birds [...]

Interview with University of West of England first year journalism student Tamara Toothill

Blog This is custom heading element In March I did an interview for a University of West of England (UWE) first year journalism student, Tamara Toothill, for her end of year project. I always like to give time to students as I hope that when I need help someone will give a little of their [...]

Being the Friends of the Earth Magazine Earth Matters’ Front Cover

Blog This is custom heading element Last December, Friends of the Earth UK asked me if I would be interviewed for their magazine. I do quite a few interviews so said yes, thinking nothing of it. The following week, Friends of the Earth asked if their photographer could come down to Bristol and take a [...]

White-tailed Eagle – An incredible Garden Bird

Blog This is custom heading element Friday 28th October 2016 was the most amazing day for me as a Compton Martin birder in the Chew Valley. It was the half-term school holidays and I was hanging around at home hoping for a rare bird to turn up somewhere in the country. Little did I know [...]

Interview on BBC Points West News

Blog This is custom heading element On Thursday 1st December 2016 I did a live interview on BBC Radio Bristol breakfast show about Black2Nature, my Race Equality in Nature Conference and getting ethnic Minority people out into nature. That morning and evening, BBC1 Points West News also showed an interview with me about Black2Nature, Camp [...]

Interview on Bristol’s Ujima Radio

Blog This is custom heading element Recently, I did a radio interview with John Kennington at inner city Ujima Radio for their programme of Minority Ethnic elders. I talked about Black2Nature, about how the majority of Minority Ethnic old people were born "back home" in rural places where they were able to play outside as [...]

Black2Nature in The Wildlife Trusts’ Magazines

Blog This is custom heading element In November 2017, an article that I wrote about my Race Equality in Nature Conference and my Black2Nature project appeared in The Wildlife Trusts Winter Magazine, Natural World. The Magazine is read by all members of the individual Wildlife Trusts, to a huge 880,000 people. I wrote about my [...]

Interview in BBC Wildlife Magazine

Blog This is custom heading element The BBC Wildlife Magazine October 2016 Edition had an article about Minority Ethnic people and about the fact that they were not going out into nature. Parts of an interview by me were included on page 32, "Diverse Nature" with a photo. The article is an interesting one and raises [...]

ABA Magazine’s article about me and the Sundarbans oil spill

Blog This is custom heading element The American Birding Association has got a huge membership and has a quarterly magazine.  The Magazine just out is called "Birders' Guide to Conservation and Community" with lots of brilliant articles about sex, race and getting young people into nature. Noah Strycker (last year's Big World Year winner, seeing [...]

My Article in New Internationalist Magazine

Blog This is custom heading element This is my latest article which is for New Internationalist Magazine Blog about the impact fashion has on the environment http://bit.ly/1ZP6zmu and is called "Why I love Pre-loved, Unloved and Recycled". Wikipedia states: New Internationalist is published by New Internationalist Publications, a co-operative-run publisher based in Oxford, England. It has editorial [...]

Appearing in The Resurgence and Ecologist Magazine

Blog This is custom heading element Today I appeared in The Resurgence and Ecologist Magazine http://www.theecologist.org/campaigning/2987537/opening_up_the_debate_on_gmos_to_the_voices_of_the_future.html When I heard that the GMO campaign by Beyond GM that I had been involved in called "Our Food our Future" with my video on GMO's had appeared in The Resurgence and Ecologist, I knew it was significant but [...]

Interview with Natursidan in Swedan

Blog This is custom heading element Birdgirl Mya-Rose Craig at Chew Valley Lake Photograph taken by Oliver Edwards Photography I've given a few interviews in the last few months, but this one was a little different.  It was for a Swedish website www.Natursidan.se written by a birder Erik Hansson http://bit.ly/1VcXKUW Often when we travel around the [...]

American Birding Association Birding Magazine Article Dec 2015

Blog This is custom heading element In the December 2015 American Birding Association magazine "Birding" I was mentioned in an article on page 8 called "ABA's Young Birders: The Future is now" as I entered the ABA Young Birder of the Year competition 2015. I was also mentioned in the birding milestones section on page [...]

Top 10 tips on how to be a birder

Blog This is custom heading element   A Young Birder's Birdgirl Mya-Rose Craig at Chew Valley Lake Photograph taken by and copyright Oliver Edwards Photography Last year I was interviewed by Ben Hoare, the features editor at BBC Wildlife Magazine, for an article in BBC Countryfile Magazine. I met Ben at Chew Valley Lake at [...]

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