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A published author, musician, artist and Mother, Gill's appreciation and gratitude for life is present throughout all her creative works. 

Narrowly escaping death, she was horrifically and permanently disabled by the actions of a terrorist attack in London during the summer of 2005, Gill left her career within architecture, design and the arts, notably a respected curator and publisher in London, to devote her life to deterring anyone from following a path of violent extremism and the destructive ideologies that seek divisive outcomes within our global societies.

She returned to her native Australia after 25 years in London, continuing her passion for communicating the importance of recognising our shared Humanity by launching a new practice exploring Music, Art and Narrative as powerful forms of universal language.

Gill continues to be recognised and awarded for her work within the Arts, Community and Healthcare, receiving both an MBE and an AM for her ongoing devotion to making a positive difference through her own adversity. 

Gill Hicks, Adelaide Fringe Show: Still Alive (and kicking)
Gill Hicks, Twitter:
TedTalk: I Survived A Terrorist Attack. Here's What I Learned

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tory shepherd

Tory Shepherd is a columnist at The Advertiser, a freelance writer, and the author of On Freedom. After finishing Honours in Anthropology and a Masters in Communication, she ended up as a ‘mature-age’ cadet at the paper 15 years ago. She is a Walkley Award judge and a Churchill Fellow.

Twitter: @ToryShepherd
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