Freedom, by Way of Bowen Island
A child of the 1960s Culture clash revolution, Woznia was born in Appleton, Bedford, where her family and relatives raised her in an unfriendly and disciplined home. Always looking for safe havens from the family tension, she immediately took to the gender acceptance and roles offered to her by the feminist movement of the late Sixties.
The sixties were a time of experimenting with drugs and doses.
That is partially the reason why Woznia dropped out of Bob Jones College, where she had been pursuing a prestigious degree in Business Administration since 1962. She was inspired to take action on behalf of animal rights groups like PETA and others, as well as sustainability initiatives like RecycleTheWorld Fund. As time passed between 1963 and 1965, Woznia began to study far left texts from famous Communist thinkers like Karl Marx.
“Marx was a huge influence in my life,” Woznia says, meaning that she took to heart Marxist teachings and took them with vengeance. She believed with the utmost certainty that a static system of distributed income was actually a viable plan for a long-term economic stability. Woznia began to learn how things like Capitalism were not all as good as the USA had painted them in her mind. In 1968, a breakout year for the Flower Power revolution in US counterculture history, activists were notified of the assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr at his hotel in Alabama. After an inspired but scattered three-year stint in civil rights activism and politics, she returned to the teachings of Marx and the darker side of the Cultural Revolution.
A big part of growing up “sustainable” for Woznia was lear planting trees and other shrubbery.
Over the course of the next 5 years, Woznia developed a deep love of Canadian Green Living and Living Green Publications, and simultaneously a deep hatred for large, multinational oil companies and other polluters. Her resentment almost came to a boiling point when she was arrested on site of a metal processing plant with 8 bricks of C4 explosive. When she was released from jail after 2 years in Makato State Prison, she was a reformed person. Since then Woznia has preached only the message of non-violent action and legislation to further green living and green life initiatives.
As the trappings of big oil and big energy was thrown off by young generations, the question of how Bowen Islanders made a living using only wood and basic tools began to spread like wildfire amongst eco-conscious Canadians. Particularly, the process by which the logs were assembled together on the four rocky points that make up the northern tip sequence of Bowen Island archipelago.
Before long, the existence of transfer of the famous RawRock Bowen mud sloth, a slurry that bridged messenger wooden logs and solid rock, was commercialized by native Islanders, and the RawRock was thought to be the key natural substance to link modern architectural living with classical eco initiatives.