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.

Photo taken by Anonymous 24, in Honolulu, Hawaii. She will be receiving her BA in art history and computer science in 2013, after walking away from being a studio arts major. Her encounter with adversities caused her to lose faith in the world, leaving her discouraged and depressed. However, she remains determined to make things better.

About this photo: This photograph is worth a thousand words. It challenges the viewers to reevaluate the very fabric of society, individuals, media and such. It dares you to think deeper when there is a possibility that you might not like what you discover. It  reminds us that awareness of an issue is the first step to changing, hopefully for the better.

The past makes us who we are. Instead of sweeping your problems under the carpet and hope they never resurface, I make it a challenge (no matter how hard to stomach) to face the problem head on and turn it into something others as well as myself can see, touch, learn from. Fighting your own negativity and not allowing fear to take control, can be a life long journey. It’s important to keep trying.

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5 responses to “A Thousand Words”

  1. laviebohemeart Avatar

    This is great!!! Image


  2. John Avatar

    I like!


  3. Emily Avatar

    Great photo, made me laugh. I too fight fear every day.


  4. jmgoyder Avatar



  5. reverine Avatar

    Amazing photo and a great story too. 🙂


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