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 Danielle who has been diagnosed with bipolar II. She struggles with the ups and downs associated with her illness — depression, hypomania, anger, anxiety —  as well as balancing life as a wife and mother.

About this photo: “There’s something about a library that feels very antiquated, and yet there’s such comfort to be found inside those walls. I had driven past the library in my town hundreds of times over the past five years, but I never had gone inside. I finally took my daughter for the first time recently, and it was as if time had stopped when I was a child. That same musky smell greeted me as I walked in the door. The same classic books and characters surrounded me. And I instantly felt that I could be transported from my life and any troubles to exciting new worlds.

I hope that I can tap back into that magic, and that I can help my daughter discover it too.


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8 responses to “Inside”

  1. Veronica Roth Avatar
    Veronica Roth

    I really love coming around to view your Friday photos. I always see such bravery and light. 😀


  2. moondustwriter Avatar

    perfect. the imagination has so many places to explore in a library


  3. caliroe Avatar

    thank you for this photo… it transported me back to calm, wonderful memories!


  4. Ellen Avatar

    Love libraries – especially the kids section!


  5. littlesunshiners Avatar

    I love what you are doing already (:


  6. gerl1202student Avatar

    Reblogged this on gerl1202student.


  7. Paula McLane Jennings Avatar

    fun photo! I go to the library periodically but haven’t been to the children’s section in the one we live near now as my kids are gorwn. I’ll have to take a look see in it next time I’m there.


  8. imaginarytree Avatar

    Your photograph represents rediscovery for many people. One can get lost in libraries for in them lies a world of imagination.


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