I felt a feeling of great loss upon hearing of the passing of Joan Thompson.
I struggled to think of some words that would describe my thoughts about that lady.
I considered the following:
a person who advocates liberty, especially with regard to thought or conduct.
a person who maintains the doctrine of individual free will.
a person who has attained eminence in his or her field or is an inspiration to others.
…………… a defender, especially of individual rights, against presumed interference by the government.
a person who, in the opinion of others, has heroic qualities or has performed a heroic act and is regarded as a model or ideal
All seemed appropriate in some respect but inadequate.
Then I thought of "Superstar"
There are superstars in the fields of sports, science, music, art, entertainment, etc.
For me, Joan Thompson was and remains a SUPERSTAR in the field of LIBERTY.
She is gone but her work in that field will remain for the benefit of the Bahamas and the world.