Amika George is the Founder of FreePeriods, a global campaign to end period poverty, which she started at the age of 17. She studied History at Cambridge University. Her campaign successfully persuaded the UK government to pledge funds to provide free menstrual products in all English schools and colleges. Amika George has been listed in TIME magazine’s '25 Most Influential Teenagers in 2018', The Big Issue 'Top 100 Changemakers', and Teen Vogue's '21 under 21'. In 2018 she was the recepient of the 'Goalkeepers Campaign Award' from Bill and Melinda Gates in conjunction with the United Nations. She was appointed Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE) in the 2021 Birthhday Honours for Services to Education, the youngest recepient on the list. Her first book, Make it Happen: How to be an Activist was published by HQ in 2021.
Make it Happen: How to Be an Activist (2021)