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 first-time contributor Emmy, a teenager from Nottingham, UK. She has suffered bouts of depression since she was 14-years-old. Emmy studies History, Media, Film and Latin at school, and will be going to Lincoln University this September to do Creative Advertising and hopefully become an Art Director/Copywriter in the future. In her spare time she makes short films, one of which is being shown at her local cinema very soon, and she goes to lots of folk gigs.

About these photos: “To me my home is the foundation for a lot of sadness, it’s where i’ve experienced my bouts of depression since the age of 14 and have been on the brink of suicide. It represents a lot of hatred, fury and heartache. But on one afternoon, i was exploring the garden with my camera, trying to spot anything i could, and i found these flowers. To me this shows that in the darkest of places, you will find beauty and you will find hope. This is the light at the end of my tunnel, that i will get better.


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7 responses to “Good Morning Spring, I’ve Missed You”

  1. Dreams and Zeros Avatar

    Beautiful photos, Emmy. Yes, always look for the light…. always. Enjoy university!


  2. thejournalofus Avatar

    Thank you so much!


  3. harshii Avatar

    Beautiful photos and more importantly beautiful thought 🙂


  4. nantuckettiechic Avatar

    Lovely, there is always beauty, thank you for showing it to us. I especially like your straight down perspective. It fills the frame and says, ‘Look!’


  5. bluebrightly Avatar

    There’s something about these photos that really does communicate just what you said.


  6. restlessjo Avatar

    Oh bless her. So glad that something helps.


  7. BlueSkyPoet Avatar

    Emmy, you are doing beautifully. I love these photos (and I see lots of flower photos, because I’m a botanist). These have that “little something extra…” your heart and soul. I am no stranger to the darkness and sadness that you have experienced. And, I know it may seem strange, but I invite you to entertain the possibility that all that has occurred has been essential, that all that happened and happens is FOR you, not to you. Your own flowering has always been occurring and it is definitely occurring now.


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