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, a woman with bipolar disorder, and accompanying anxiety and depression. She is also a wife, mother, and artist.

About this photo: “My daughter is my inspiration. She is bold and fearless, growing and changing every day, and I just try to keep up. She reminds me that sometimes you have to just step out in faith and try in order to move forward in life. There may be some stumbles along the way, but you have to venture out and be brave, even when it seems scary, in order to cross the threshold from a life you feel trapped in to a life you really want to live.


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5 responses to “One Step at a Time”

  1. sustainabilitea Avatar

    So cute and so many thresholds yet to cross.



  2. amandarenee0224 Avatar

    Wonderful submission for the challenge! What an adorable little girl! I love the lighting and her little tutu!


  3. Cris Avatar

    Nice interpretation of the Threshold theme! Very heartfelt. Love the photograph. Love your organization. It’s nice to know there are people that one can turn to when in emotional need. To me, this has much greater positive effect on people than all the psychiatrists in the world who are so cold and picture-perfect orderly.

    I also want to thank you for stopping by my f-stop fantasy and Liking my take on the subject, though far less poignant than yours.


  4. Daniel Sparling Avatar

    Lovely photo. Great composition and light.


  5. autisticaplanet Avatar

    Compelling photograph. Having lost my mom in March & having special needs, I feel like the little girl vs. a 34 y.o. woman stepping out each day to do the little things (no pun intended!). The protective gear reminds me that God is the Source holding me up and padding me when I fall. Thank you for sharing this photo!


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