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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 who is on the bipolar spectrum. She is attempting to photograph her moods weekly throughout 2014.

About these photos: “I recently acquired these old dolls and I can’t stop photographing them. They say so much without even saying a word.


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7 responses to “Silenced Inner Child”

  1. Stephen Avatar

    The second photo for me says a lot, close your eyes and it will go away, but it never does. Silenced by those around signified by the hand of another across the mouth if they can’t here what you have to say then there is not a problem. Powerful image.


  2. Tina Schell Avatar

    Excellent take on the subject and creepy indeed but your blogger is right, they really say so much without saying a word.


  3. lenore brown Avatar

    wow this had so much emotion even though i feel the dolls are emotionless, but it conjures that feeling of being unheard as a child.


  4. 2812 photography Avatar
    2812 photography

    I love the take here. Definitely one of my favorites although as Tina says above, in a sort of creepy way.


  5. Emily Avatar

    I love old dolls. Isn’t that what we all are…..broken dolls?


  6. Son of Sharecroppers Avatar
    Son of Sharecroppers

    Powerful and eerie.


  7. jjeschke Avatar

    This photograph seems sinister to me, almost as if the dolls signify something more brutal than being silenced. As if they might take this farther and end up on Americas Most Wanted list. It is beautifully displayed.


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