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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.

Photo taken by contributor Kait Mauro, a Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania native in her twenties who has lived all over the country. Kait’s primary diagnosis recently changed from Major Depression to Bipolar Disorder. She has also struggled with anxiety and disordered eating. She is currently an undergraduate at Washington University in Saint Louis where she studies Women, Gender & Sexuality Studies and Creative Writing. Her primary mediums are poetry and photography, though she has also been known to dabble in printmaking and other genres of writing. She seeks to understand her experiences and to connect with others through her art.

About this photo: “…Somewhere between depression and mania…”

Find more from Kait at kaitmauro.com and her flickr.


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7 responses to “Between Depression and Mania”

  1. jenniferlthorpe Avatar

    Reblogged this on Copy Cat Content and commented:
    Kait Mauro

    Liked by 1 person

  2. Paula McLane Jennings Avatar

    so sad. I can feel the desperation and despair emanating from you in the photo.

    Liked by 1 person

  3. Nawfal Avatar

    Keep Strong, Kait. I have dealt with MDD for years – it is devastating – I know how you feel. I have no idea what you are going thru with Bipolar Disorder, however. Just be strong, be around positive people who want to help you and uplift you. Best of Luck, to get better is what we all hope for. Regards, Nawfal


  4. Rhys Jones Avatar

    This photo really shows desperation and vulnerability.


  5. ttlblogcommon Avatar

    i can feel it..


  6. titaniummike Avatar

    Reblogged this on TITANIUM MIKE.


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