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 Captivating Bitter, a woman in her thirties who has struggled with anxiety and depression for most of her life. She has survived emotional abuse, sexual abuse and rape. She has survived suicide attempts and years of self-harm. After wandering her way through life unable to trust and barely feeling alive, she is now fighting to live a healthy life. She has been reading, journaling, blogging and working hard to heal. She is finally taking care of herself and starting to feel better.

About this photo: “I took this photo during Winter Storm Leon.  It was quite a sight for a native Floridian to wake up to an ice and snow covered world.  I had only been in the north georgia area for a month or so and was in complete awe of the cold white day.  I played in the snow like a kid and had a fantastic day!  I couldn’t stop smiling and laughing… it was better than Christmas… it felt like a fresh start.”

Find more from Captivating Bitter at her blog.


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2 responses to “A Fresh Start”

  1. Crooked Tracks Avatar
    Crooked Tracks

    Nice photo.


  2. hirzenberger Avatar

    very nice photo. are you shure you didn’t make the photo in Austria today? temperature changes from -1 to +20 degrees Celsius wihtin 5 hours.


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