VICKY BEECHING is a writer, keynote speaker and equality campaigner. Formerly, she worked as a Christian recording artist, writing and performing religious music for two decades. With a background in theology from Oxford University and a PhD under way, Beeching approaches faith both academically and personally. She often appears on BBC News, Sky News, and BBC Radio as a commentator and writes for national newspapers. Beeching has won awards for her equality campaigning work in the church and in the corporate sector and is a vocal advocate for mental health awareness. She lives in London.