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 Natalia from Boston, Massachusetts. She is 17 years old, and recovering from anorexia nervosa.

About this photo: These walls only remind me of the feelings of negativity, anxiousness, loneliness, and despair. The blue tiles lined with a hopeless effort to fit in. The floor always reflecting a self conscious, fearful, younger me, who thought she had everything under control. Luckily, I am in a good enough place today, where I can be here, in these mixed up hallways and not be pulled back to the thoughts and behaviors that ruled my every move in this school.

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9 responses to “Moving On”

  1. sarahjunebug Avatar

    Nice shot! And good for you… I’m glad you can be there. That isn’t luck, it reflects a LOT of hard work. 🙂 I don’t like to go back to my old university for that very reason. I can’t imagine being back in the dorm rooms I lived in the last two years *shudder*… You’re strong + courageous!

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  2. Every Hundredth Of A Second Avatar

    Tackling anorexia takes a lot of bravery. Beautiful shot to portray this.

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  3. OuttaHerBottle Avatar

    Returning to that triggering place is so difficult – good for you for transforming what you see there and creatively empowering yourself!

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  4. Redefining attainment Avatar

    thank you all so much

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  5. megahloo Avatar
    megahloo

    I remember well the terror that used to come with eating. Blessed are we all who are no longer driven by it.

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  6. mostlymonochrome Avatar
    mostlymonochrome

    That is a very powerful photograph.

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  7. steviegill Avatar

    Brilliantly composed and powerful image

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  8. aynetal3 Avatar
    aynetal3

    Feeling for those still walking the hall – but glad there are so many who have moved on!

    Our best,
    Anns

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  9. nonfictiondesign Avatar
    nonfictiondesign

    Interesting narrative. The image communicates to me a different story through my perception “screen of thought”. As a spectator I see (in this image) a visual statement “Willingness to change”. This is the mark of a great image! – this is only my opinion 🙂

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