Pause community library is an intentional, reflective and accountable space for our community of readers, non readers and first time readers. We believe that books are for healing, for practicing anti-capitalism, for ushering in a neurodiversity paradigm, for practicing anti-caste stance, for queering, for celebrating, for criping, for pleasure, for slowing down, for community making, for resonance, for solidarity, for reflection, for questioning the norm, for uplifting voices, for visibilising, for reflecting on discourses, for learning, for unlearning, for acknowledging, for building agency, for safety, for brave space, for meaning making, for relational sitting with, for collaboration and MORE!
What books mean to us?
We curate books that support us to affirm values that are social justice based. Our book genres include books on anti-caste, disability, neurodiversity and queerness. We aim to curate books that support us in holding space for ourselves and others as part of the diverse weave in the ecosystem of life around us.
Visit our community mental health library any time between 10:30 to 6:00pm on all days. Please call us in case you would like to spend a couple of hours, we want to make sure theres space for you on the say.
Our selection of books invite your attention to ways in which life shows up inside of you and for others. Come sit with our books, they share something in common with you and others.
At Pause we surround ourselves with books no matter the occasion. Books feature in our individual session, they become our solidarity nurturers when we sit together and read, they say more than we can and they weave new stories and hopes for us as a collective.
We host several sit-ins as a collective. We have a once-in-three weeks session call the Safe Spaces and Quiet Reading Nooks, these are spaces where we come together to read and reflect on themes such as shame, love, belongingness, trauma, hope and more. We also host book sessions called the Queer Book Reading Circle that entail reading and reflecting queer chapter books. We have an anti-caste reading circle where we reflect on caste and how it informs our identities. Our library sessions are infused with understandings of intersectional mental health and it is a space for all. To know more about our library write to us at firstname.lastname@example.org or send us a Whatsapp message or call us on 9490708947.
Reviews of Books We Read
The Keeping Quilt By Patricia Polacco: A book reflection As part of the initiative book buddy in the library group for MHPs two of our therapists read this wonderful book