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 nomaggsrush, a woman currently living near Reading UK, however, she shall soon be “going nomadic” in retirement. She has had unipolar depression since her late teens, possibly due to a gene and a personality disordered mother. Unfortunately due to a couple of events (not due to her mother) she also has had PTSD for 18 years. She has spent her working life as a dual registered general and mental health nurse. She has a particularly warped sense of humour, like most nurses she has encountered – her first date with her late husband (a fireman) was spent trying to top each other’s gory experiences. He won.

About this photo: “St. Lucian Sunset describes how lucky I have been to have had real love in my life. My husband, my children, my brother and my best friend. I had my first solo holiday at a wonderful spa in St Lucia in 2004, the first real relaxation for many years.”


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7 responses to “St. Lucian Sunset”

  1. danielbarbumediapro Avatar

    Somehow this picture makes me so vulnerable. love the colours. -keep it up-


  2. Paula McLane Jennings Avatar

    spectascular photo! I love sunsets!


  3. Connie Hanks - ClickyChickCreates.com Avatar

    Gorgeous image! Love that the tide and waves created a sideways heart in the sand! Thanks for sharing your beautiful photo and touching (yet humorous) story!


  4. ezanneo Avatar

    Reblogged this on ezanneotsani.


  5. OyiaBrown Avatar

    Reblogged this on Oyia Brown.


  6. amrodthegreat Avatar

    Love the colours.


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