Who we are & why we are

Welcome to the gallery site of Broken Light Collective. We are artists of all levels and abilities who are affected by mental illness. We create and we share our work for the therapeutic benefits to us, as well as others who may be struggling and feeling scared and alone. Together we can move from disconnected to collective.

Living with a mood disorder is a hard job. Being a mom with a mood disorder is harder than any job I’ve ever had.

I am infinitely thankful, but totally amazed, that somehow I ended up creating one of the happiest babies I’ve ever seen; one who smiles, sings, and dances all of the time. I honestly wouldn’t even believe she’s mine, but I have the scar to prove it. I stare at her in awe from the darkness of depression, and frolic with her through hypomania. 

I want to be her when I grow up, but in the meantime, between mood shifts, I’ll try to smell a flower or two along the way. 

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2 responses to “Inspiration”

  1. Where God Takes Me Avatar
    Where God Takes Me

    Lovely–good work in all respects.


  2. expatlogue Avatar

    I am a mum of three with Borderline Personality Disorder. Before I had children I worried if I would be able to live up to the responsibility of being a good parent. I didn’t want to end up continuing the pattern of bad parenting I experienced.
    But I needn’t have feared. Having children changed my life and my outlook on the world. Now it’s about making it work for THEM, not me – and that makes me work harder to make things possible. They are my inspiration.


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