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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.

Photos taken by contributor Danielle, a woman who has been diagnosed as being on the bipolar, ADD and OCD spectrums.

About these photos: “Living with mental illness often feels like I’m on a ferris wheel that never stops. Like I’m constantly going up and down, never on solid ground. I can see that there is beauty around me (the sunset in the photos), but I can never quite get there. I’m stuck and frustrated, and just want to get off this never ending ride.


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7 responses to “Stuck and Frustrated”

  1. Steven Avatar

    Lovely photographs, Ferris wheels make great subjects. It’s a lovely (if that’s anywhere near the right word) analogy too, makes a change from the usual ‘roller coaster’. I can definitely relate to it.


  2. syllabubsea Avatar

    I like your imaginative points-of-view. Great take on challenge. Marie


  3. Paula McLane Jennings Avatar

    interesting analogy. I often feel like my life with depression and anxiety compares to a roller coaster ride – all the real highs and drops. when I think of ferris wheel that brings me to anxiety – I HATE getting stuck at the top. I remember taking my eldest son on one when he was young and we were stuck at the top and he looked over at me and says…Mommy are you praying? I sure was. I hated being stuck up there!


  4. noel Avatar

    Really nice vantage points and close ups, I love the graphic elements

    I’m inviting you to join us for Travel Photo Mondays, it runs the whole week starting on Mondays, come link up with us.


  5. Frances D Avatar

    You have me thinking of Coney Island. Sending good vibes your way. Peace.


  6. spencersamalvin Avatar

    I can relate, C. Am goin’ through a period myself rt. now where it generally feels like there is no solid ground to stand on. The image that comes to mind for me is quicksand. Thanks for reaching out with the beauty of your photos & your verbal honesty. Positive vibes comin’ your way from me for sure . . .


  7. Jessica Avatar

    This is beautiful, and so so relatable.


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