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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 Thirdeyemom, who experienced severe postpartum depression after the birth of her first child. It was a terrifying, isolating experience for her, which included terrible insomnia and hallucinations. Thankfully with the help of doctors and family, one week after her son’s first birthday she was able to board a plane to South Africa, resuming her love of travel. Through traveling, writing, and photography she began to see the beauty of the world again.

About this photo: “I spent a week volunteering at a Women’s Literacy School in Morocco and on my last day in Rabat I got treated to Henna. Henna is a beautiful form of art that is generally done on a woman before her wedding however occasionally it is done for westerners like me who want to experience a bit of culture. I took this photo of my Henna hand in Paris on the way home to the States. I love this photo because to me it represents freedom and beauty. Freedom to take chances in life and to step out of what is comfortable. The beauty of the Henna remained for the next three weeks and was a constant reminder of my experience in Morocco.“


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4 responses to “Moroccan Henna”

  1. debsdiscoveries Avatar

    I love the henna! I had some done on myself several years ago at a craft fair in California. I love that it lasts so long too. Yours is a beautiful design!


    1. thirdeyemom Avatar

      Thanks! I enjoyed it too! 🙂


  2. luro97 Avatar

    Love the photo and love the henna. I have tattoos and think that the work you got done is pretty sweet. The black & white brings out so much of the detail.


  3. carfreeinthechristmascity Avatar

    My bachelorette party was a henna party. It was positively lovely. I loved that night with my best girlfriends.


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