Dawood Qureshi (they/she), is a queer, writer, Journalist, until recently a Researcher for the BBC Natural History Unit and BBC Earth, Wildlife Film-maker, Ambassador for the Bumblebee Conservation Trust, Engagement Officer for the youth led nature organisation A Focus On Nature, Activist, Marine Biology graduate and Speaker/Presenter.
They are absurdly passionate about wildlife, conservation and the environment, and can usually be found on the coast, combing for marine life, and exploring the ruins and new builds of our urban jungles, and speaking and writing far too much about insects and arthropods.
As a speaker and journalist she is also passionate about topics such as diversity, political agenda, sexuality, identity and gender, particularly trans rights and understanding; contributing to magazines, blogs and events around the country, and as a presenter have been involved with CBeebies and Edinburgh Science Festival.
They have featured in Attitude Magazine on a recent 9 page spread on Ocean conservation, intersectionality and queer theory, with acclaimed drag artist Bimini, Activist Noga Levy Rappaport and wildlife broadcaster Dan O’Neill.
“For as long as I can remember I have always had the greatest interest in storytelling; I believe it’s the most powerful form of communication we have, and by telling stories I wish to raise awareness and create real change by crafting narratives and sharing others’ stories, and have done so for many years via writing, making it core to much of what I do”