Why we need sharks
We need to talk about sharks.
They aren’t the brutal, vindictive killers many people still think they are, but a diverse, evolving and important group of animals.
I wrote a think piece about sharks for the Guardian, exploring the need to tell alternative stories about these animals that still suffer from an unearned reputation of being dangerous and nasty.
It was the introduction to a whole week of shark stories on the Guardian, The Truth about Sharks, originally published in July 2020 and archived online.
The piece is illustrated with this beautiful piece of commissioned artwork by Becky and Louise at Good Wives and Warriors.