Gill lost both her legs that day, but her belief in humanity has not faltered.
The 19-year-old suicide bomber was able to flick the switch and detonate the bomb by dehumanising every person in the carriage and labelling them as 'the enemy'. Twenty-six people in the train carriage lost their lives.
During the rescue, Gill received a wristband that read "one unknown estimated female". Categories, names and labels didn't matter. The people who rescued her did not care about her status, age, sexuality or birthplace, but only that she was a precious human life.
Any time we find ourselves exposed to a conversation or a situation where humanity is being talked down, then we should be the advocate to say "hang on a minute we're better than that, humanity is better than that"
DR. GILL HICKS
Founder, M.A.D. Minds
Gill moved back to her hometown of Adelaide and founded M.A.D Minds, an agency creating empathic tools to unify communities. She has since become an advocate for humanity and is on a mission to change the course of history for future generations.
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