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 contributor autisticaplanet, a 33-year-old woman who has Asperger’s Syndrome and accompanying anxiety related to social and sensory issues. She also has OCD. She writes a blog to pass along lifelong lessons to help those, adults in particular, dealing with Asperger’s. She hopes to help neurotypical people better understand the “complexities within the complexities” of autism spectrum disorders. She’s had a passion for capturing images since childhood, when her father bought her a Kodak 110 on vacation. She has been told that she sees and captures what others overlook or miss. Her work has been featured in the Daily Herald as well as The MAAP Newsletter (an online newsletter for those with ASD and those who love them, www.aspergersyndrome.org).

About this photo: “This one is for the men and women who boldly & generously serve our country. I took this as part of our local “Healing Field” project in Carpenter Park on Sept. 11, 2011. Each flag stands for a human being lost on 9/11 or in the Afghanistan or Iraq wars.

As our young men and women return home, I want them to visually know how much I appreciate their service, and to remind others to do what they can to continue to help our heroes who may be hurting. They may want to post pictures to this blog.

This picture was taken on my old Fuji Finepix, but the ethereal shade of blue in the sky is true. No Photoshop fill-in or fix.”


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