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.


Photos taken by a woman with bipolar depression, anxiety and panic attacks. When she is able to she photographs portraits, events, and at times random assignments for a large local web site.

About these photos: “It’s getting darker and darker, earlier and earlier — winter is almost upon us. These photos were taken last winter for a web site. It was an interesting assignment for me to get because throughout my life I have always been drawn to watching kids having fun in the snow, especially sledding and skiing, but rarely have I participated. There is something scary about these activities to me, and I undoubtedly think I am going to fall and hurt myself. Something feels totally out of control, like what goes on inside of my mind with my moods. As an adult, I still feel that way as much if not more than when I was a child. I look at all the kids playing and having fun, smiling and frolicking, and all I feel is a distance. Like I am an “other” who doesn’t belong. A common thread throughout my life.

5 responses to “Changing Seasons”

  1. RobynG Avatar

    Looks like so much fun!!


  2. Northern Narratives Avatar
    Northern Narratives

    If you make a snow angel, you can have fun in the snow and not worry about falling 🙂


  3. Miljo Anne Avatar

    i’d love to try that! 🙂


  4. luro97 Avatar

    Hope it snows like this in NYC so I can have that kind of fun!


  5. eof737 Avatar

    Looks like a ton of fun. 😉


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