"In times of extremes, extremists win... and moderates in the middle are annihilated." Margaret Atwood.
As an industry focussed on communication, and often challenging the status quo, our obligation to communicate in a way that provokes but doesn't sensationalise is a fine line to walk.
In a time of rapid change, of growing fear and uncertainty of the world around us, we more than ever need to value the voices that bring reason through real and lived experience. Gill Hicks is one of the most powerful and thought-provoking advocates on the value of sustainable peace through individual responsibility.
Her vital work, particularly in countering violent extremism, became her focus after she was left severely and permanently injured from the actions of a suicide bomber in the coordinated attack on London's transport network in July 2005.
A published author, musician, artist and Mother, Gill's appreciation and gratitude for life is prevalent - she is certainly a living testament to determination, courage and resilience.