(noun) The protective and secure space created by anonymity, allowing for open sharing without fear of judgment; from Basque “epaia” (Judgement) and Estonian “kilp” (Shield).

Epakilp symbolizes the sheltered environment established by anonymity, where individuals can share openly without the fear of judgment. This term conveys the idea of a protective barrier that encourages honesty and vulnerability by removing the apprehension associated with potential criticism or bias. It encapsulates the essence of a safe and non-judgmental space, fundamental to the sharing and healing process in Alcoholics Anonymous.

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