Broken Light: A Photography Collective

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One Step at a Time

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 comments on “One Step at a Time

  1. sustainabilitea
    April 4, 2014

    So cute and so many thresholds yet to cross.

    janet

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  2. amandarenee0224
    April 4, 2014

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

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  3. Cris
    April 4, 2014

    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.

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  4. Daniel Sparling
    April 4, 2014

    Lovely photo. Great composition and light.

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  5. autisticaplanet
    April 8, 2014

    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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