Broken Light: A Photography Collective

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Hope for the Future

Photo taken by contributor Leya, a single mother working in the mental health field. She has a child with multiple barriers, including severe anxiety, and grew up in a highly anxious household with a family that experienced significant historical trauma. Leya believes that the key to our collective functioning is finding ways to calm our overactive minds, and for her that is walks in nature, photography, poetry, painting, dance and yoga. Cooking and eating delicious food is also a passion of hers. She primarily deals with nature and historic sites for her subject matter, and only sites that grab her and convey a story or emotion or sheer beauty. She challenges herself to capture those moments and convey the same sensation to her audience, and hopefully heighten that experience through artistic expression.

About this photo: “I hope that our children will grow up to be loving, caring and inclusive citizens of the world. And that they will still have this beautiful nature to enjoy.“


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4 comments on “Hope for the Future

  1. espencerphotography
    October 9, 2013

    I think shes doing the right thing, although I cannot compare as I’m not in that situation, but photography, nature and art all have a calming effect on me. I hope everything works out, and what a beautiful image this is!.


  2. emily
    October 10, 2013

    Great photo. Your comments ring true to me as well. Keep on keeping on.


  3. Paula McLane Jennings
    October 11, 2013

    I love to photograph nature and historic sites too! As well as my sons!


  4. DeeDee
    October 14, 2013

    What a lovely place – I really enjoy spending time in settings like this one. Thanks for sharing it!


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