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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 a woman in her thirties in New York who suffers from major mood shifts, perhaps caused by bipolar disorder.

About this photo: “I saw this disturbing creature in a window display in Manhattan. I was disgusted but intrigued. Sometimes I feel like a monster because of my unpredictable moods. Like a hideous beast who suddenly gets agitated and angry, but tries to put on a smile and make people happy nonetheless. This feels a little like a portrait of my inner self, as disturbing as that sounds, or at least my view of my inner self.”  


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2 responses to “The Beast Inside”

  1. Syncopated Eyeball Avatar

    Looks a lot like one of my inner beasts!
    Just as well we have ‘beauty’ hiding in there too. 🙂


  2. Emily Avatar



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