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 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: “Harrison Hot Springs is a great place to unwind & enjoy a beautiful walk around the lake. This photograph was taken at Harrison Lake, British Columbia at sunset.

Find more from Leya at her blog.

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8 responses to “Unwind & Enjoy”

  1. Son of Sharecroppers Avatar

    This is an extraordinarily beautiful photograph.

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    1. autisticaplanet Avatar
      autisticaplanet

      I agree. Wonderful colors, merging of clouds and light play.

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  2. Divya Avatar

    Wonderful pic !

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  3. sstrategys Avatar

    Very beautiful

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  4. Anarette.com Avatar

    This photo calms me right away… what a beautiful colors.

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