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 Danielle, a woman in her thirties who suffers from depression and anxiety. She is a wife and mother who is fighting to get better for her family.

About this photo: “I have trouble getting out when I feel depressed or anxious, which is most of the time these days, but I have a 2-year-old, so it is important for me to find a way. I have only been out a handful of times so far this year, but I was determined to go on a vacation with my family this past week. It was not easy, but somehow I made it, and I’m so glad I did. I don’t want to keep holding my family back from opportunities. I want them to be able to fly, literally and figuratively, and I want to fly with them. So I am putting one foot in front of the other, and reminding myself to look at the world through my daughter’s eyes, with wonder instead of fear.”

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2 responses to “Taking Flight”

  1. bipolaronfire Avatar

    I applaud your courage.

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