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Amika George is the Founder of FreePeriods, a global campaign to end period poverty, which she started at the age of 17. Her campaign successfully persuaded the UK government to pledge funds to provide free menstrual products in all English schools and colleges. Amika has been listed in TIME magazine’s 25 Most Influential teenagers in 2018, and is the winner of the Goalkeepers award from Bill & Melinda Gates in conjunction with the United Nations. She is currently studying History at Cambridge University. Her first book, Make it Happen: How to Be an Activist, was published by HQ in January 2021.