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Abira Das is a feminist activist, journalist and writer from Kolkata. She is the co-founder of Badass Girl Up ,an initiative by Girl Up Campaign founded by United Nations Foundation. Abira has previously worked for The Telegraph In Schools and won awards for Best Interviews and Best Cover Stories. She has interviewed numerous politicians and authors ranging from Shashi Tharoor to Markus Zusak. Abira is currently studying in grade 12 and passionately writes about social issues such as mental health, feminism and politics. You can reach out to her via abiradas26@gmail.com and Facebook

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