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Welcome to the Paperfrost Anarchist Book Club Community!


My name is Leora Winter, and I am an artist located in the Canadian maritimes. I write about living with a disability, my holistic mental health recovery, and why hope isn’t lost even when it sometimes feels like it.

It is my intention for the Paperfrost Anarchist Book Club Community here on Locals to be a place where kindred spirits can find meaningful conversation, creative inspiration, emotional support, and encouragement. 💜


Community Creed: Principles Over Politics


“What is radical is kindness. What is radical is understanding. That is the one thing they don’t want us to do is to understand each other.”


— Ayishat Akanbi | The Problem with Wokeness


As members of Paperfrost Anarchist Book Club:

#1 - We acknowledge that healing the world starts in our own hearts. 🌻🌈🦋🎨


This is why we are committed to self-awareness! 😝 For those of us to whom that doesn’t come naturally, we know all we need is a desire to grow and a bit of patience. It takes time to develop self-compassion, but we’re all on this journey together. As we commit to introspection through art journalling, self-therapy, meditation, or whatever modality helps us connect to our hearts, we develop a greater capacity for both expression and deep listening.


#2 - We believe everyone has the capacity to heal. 💗


With enough love, we have hope even the Grinchiest of Grinch-sized hearts might be able to grow.


#3 - We chose to actively resist Big Brother’s propaganda machine in all it’s guises. 👀🚫


As we become the storytellers in charge of the direction of our own lives, we become increasingly aware of the way the powerful manipulate and control the world with nothing more than tall tales.


#4 - We vocally oppose war. 🕊🤍


Throughout history, the powerful have used artists as as mouthpieces for their war propaganda. We understand that even in humanity’s darkest moments there has always been another story, told by the songs and laughter of those who have chosen to love. That is the story in which we chose to participate.


#5 - We strive to become more conscious of our own power in creating our world. 💔

Personal empowerment is the opposite of seeking power over others. It means that we understand how profoundly we can impact the lives of others around us, and we respect our power by choosing love and acceptance over fear and domination.


If we give away our power to someone in a position of “authority,” or someone we view as an “expert,” against the better judgment of our innate intuitive wisdom, we have betrayed ourselves.


Trust in one another begins with trust in ourselves.


FAQs


What’s behind the name?


PAPER +

the blank page, endless possibility, a space to share


FROST

surprising beauty created in frozen darkness sparking in the light of dawn: the dazzling power of your creative self-expression


= CELEBRATING YOUR VOICE

empathy, vulnerability, honesty, and creativity are gifts each of us may use to empower ourselves and one another to transform our lives and communities


Wait, what political ideology are you coming from here? Or is this group religious?


I am a holistic anarchist, and an agnostic who lapses into nostalgia for my Mennonite childhood belief in Jesus Christ, because sometimes—especially these days—it does feel as though the world needs a saviour…


While I would love to see some other anarchists join this group, I hate echo-chambers and welcome everyone from across the political and religious spectrum! 😊


Does it cost money to participate in this community?

No, all community features are free for all members, and it will stay that way. 🐳 In the future, I may implement an optional monthly subscription fee for those who would like to financially support my work and the Locals community.


Wait, what political ideology are you coming from here? Or is this group religious?


I am a holistic anarchist, and an agnostic who lapses into nostalgia for my Mennonite childhood belief in Jesus Christ, because sometimes—especially these days—it does feel as though the world needs a saviour…


While I would love to see some other anarchists join this group, I hate echo-chambers and welcome everyone from across the political and religious spectrum! 😊


Does it cost money to participate in this community?


No, all community features are free for all members, and it will stay that way. 🐳 In the future, I may implement an optional monthly subscription fee for those who would like to financially support my work and the Locals community.

Community Guidelines

Please respect the following community guidelines to maintain an enjoyable environment:

  • Keep conversation respectful, without personal attacks
  • Don’t blow up other members’ feeds. If someone isn’t responding to you, let it be
  • No pornography
  • Keep out behavior that could be seen as trolling/spamming
  • Relax, be yourself, and enjoy

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