Fear is just a line in your head. You can choose what side of that line you want to be on
Sabeen Mahmud was a prominent human rights defender in Pakistan. In 2007, she set up The Second Floor (T2F) as a forum to host public discussion around human rights, blasphemy, cultural diversity, extremism, and peacebuilding. Mahmud founded T2F to create a "community space for open dialogue," aimed at "sparking conversations and ... providing a platform for people to engage with each other." Mahmud hosted musicians, filmmakers, artists, activists, rights groups, scientists, and even comedians in an ongoing quest to expand the boundaries of dialogue in Pakistan. On 25 April 2015, unidentified gunmen shot and killed human rights defender Sabeen Mahmud outside the arts venue she founded in Karachi.