Authority Magazine recently interviewed OCTO® Safety Devices co-founders Natasha Duwin and Tobias Franoszek. The duo shed light on their personal and professional journeys, leading them to the creation of the OCTO® Respirator Mask (ORM), a reusable elastomeric respirator mask. Reflecting on the coronavirus pandemic, Natasha and Tobias shared thoughts on what it means to be a hero, the notion of heroism itself, and why heroes aren't a mythological concept - rather, an everyday reality. The interview comes at a time when we're still in the throes of the pandemic, yet a light is emerging on the horizon as vaccinations and a sense of civic responsibility increase. As Natasha and Tobias note in the interview, quoting Amanda Gorman: "There is always light, if only we're brave enough to see it. If only we're brave enough to be it."