Indigenous people and people of colour are disproportionately affected by climate change, yet often aren't heard in global conversations. In We Have a Dream, British-Bangladeshi environmentalist and race activist 'Birdgirl' Mya-Rose Craig speaks to campaigners from around the world about what needs to be done.
From wildlife conservation to clean water, air pollution to plastic waste, climate justice to climate strikes, the time has come to listen to a generation of young people of colour demanding urgent change for the world they will inherit.
Mya-Rose Craig aka 'Birdgirl' is a British-Bangladeshi naturalist, environmentalist and race activist. In February 2020, Mya-Rose became the youngest British person to be awarded an honorary doctorate in science from Bristol University, in recognition of her five years of campaigning for diversity in the environmental sector.
Sabrena Khadija is a Sierra Leonean-American illustrator. As a Black creative, Sabrena takes a lot of pride in creating work that helps others feel seen and inspired. Not only to see beauty within themselves, but to recognize and acknowledge that of others. Of her practice, she says, “I am one of the growing number of human beings who seek inclusive and innovative spaces to explore art and creativity in meaningful and impactful ways.”
"A moving and thought-provoking collection of stories."
– Liz Bonnin, Science, Natural History and Environmental broadcaster
"This book highlights extraordinary voices from around the globe."
– Steve Backshall, naturalist, explorer, author and broadcaster
"If there was ever a book for now, this is it."
– Gillian Burke, wildlife presenter and conservationist
"Filled with power and hope, We Have a Dream shows how we can all use our voices to save nature."
– Dara McAnulty, naturalist, writer and environmental campaigner
"A vivid and magical showcase."
– Stephen Moss, naturalist and author