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Mya-Rose Craig, also known as Birdgirl, is a 20-year-old British-Bangladeshi birder, environmentalist and diversity activist. She is an Ambassador for Survival International and has written a book amplifying the voices of indigenous peoples. At the age of 14 she founded Black2Nature to engage minority ethnic teenagers with nature and at 17 she became the youngest Briton to receive an honorary Doctorate, awarded by Bristol University. Also at 17 she became the youngest person to see half the world's bird species, and shared a stage with Greta Thunberg. She is the author of three books: We Have a Dream, Flight and the 'lyrical, poignant and insightful' (Margaret Atwood) memoir Birdgirl, published by Jonathan Cape in 2022 and out in paperback in October.
Lucy Jones is a writer and journalist based in Hampshire, England. She previously worked at NME and the Daily Telegraph, and her writing on culture, science and nature has been published in GQ, BBC Wildlife, The Sunday Times, the Guardian and the New Statesman. Her bestselling book Losing Eden was a Times and Telegraph book of the year in 2020. Her new book Matrescence, published in June 2023, is a groundbreaking, deeply personal investigation into the emerging concept of 'matrescence', and an urgent examination of the modern institution of motherhood.