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.

May is Mental Health Month! Let’s stand up and face mental illness head-on together. For our first photo challenge, please send us a self-portrait. Your face does not need to be in the shot, but some part of you does. Feel free to be as simple or creative as you would like.

E-mail entries to BrokenLightCollective@gmail.com. Please include your name as you want it to appear, web site, and a blurb about you and your connection to mental health issues, and a blurb about your photo. Entries to appear on Broken Light and Facebook.

About this photo: This photograph shows how one person can have many sides of self to manage when dealing with mental illness. She is one, yet she is many. It also can feel like the world is moving so fast around you, and yet it’s hard to take even a single step. 

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10 responses to “Unfocused/Our First Photo Challenge: self-portrait!”

  1. mizroket Avatar

    Great photo!


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  3. hodgepodge4thesoul Avatar

    Not only a wonderful shot, but love your caption, as well…:)


  4. eof737 Avatar

    This is excellent! I like the colors in it too 🙂 I’m finally catching up again on blog posts. Thanks for your patience! 🙂


  5. Fashion-esque Avatar

    Love the photo!!! Great initiative!!


  6. Inge Avatar

    Your entry is always very touching….


  7. rommel Avatar

    Good choice of joining weekly photo challenge. Hope you’ll get to meet more in the WP community.


  8. V S Antony Avatar

    Like derealization, everything appears as in a dream, so unreal! The self too is there as a blur, depersonalized.


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