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 Lisa, a licensed mental health counselor. She believes that we all need a creative outlet to help clear our heads of the occasional “gunk.” For her, it’s photography, and diving. She has a personal blog that contains inspirational and travel photos, as well as a professional blog. Though she is very proud of being licensed counselors for both Alabama and Florida, as well as a Registered Play Therapist and Nationally Certified Counselor, she is most proud of the fact that at the age of 47 she learned to scuba dive and has been an avid diver ever since.

About this photo: “This photograph is of a concrete angel in my garden. Years ago it had been given to me. It was new and I didn’t feel like it really belonged. I’m not sure why, but maybe to me it just didn’t have any “character.” But as it was a gift, I placed it in my garden. Years later, I moved but decided to take it with me as even though I didn’t really like it when it was new, it had become familiar. With age it became beautiful to me, even with such a sad expression. Age can be beautiful, and even sad can be beautiful. Being imperfect isn’t a bad thing.

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