Broken Light: A Photography Collective

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Please say a warm hello to first-time contributor Anna Jean, a 20-year-old woman located in Leicester, UK. One of Anna Jean’s close family members suffers from manic depression, and while the rest of the family refuse to be diagnosed, many struggle with symptoms of various mental illnesses, including the artist herself.

About this photo: “When I took the photo I was at a particularly low point emotionally. For about a month, I was inexplicably drained, unhappy – but at the same time feeling numb and devoid of emotion. I struggled to get out of bed in the mornings and had absolutely no motivation to carry out my everyday life. I was falling drastically behind with my work, and decided instead of making myself miserable, or feeling guilty about my inactivity, I would turn it into work and make something productive and therapeutic out of my negative emotion.”

Find more at Anna Jean’s blog.


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9 comments on “Inertia

  1. SwittersB
    April 30, 2014

    Welcome Anna…


  2. The Baking Barrister
    April 30, 2014

    Pure & brave – thanks for posting this


  3. valentin10
    April 30, 2014
  4. Inge
    April 30, 2014

    Very provoking. It gives me a goosebumps reading this.

    Thanks for sharing your art-work and story, Anna. 🙂


  5. franckmicha
    May 1, 2014

    Reblogged this on JOURNAL LE COMMUN'ART.


  6. Emily
    May 1, 2014

    Interesting…..well done


  7. Rhys Jones
    May 1, 2014

    Welcome Anna! I’ve left a message for you on Google+


  8. Paula McLane Jennings
    May 1, 2014

    I so relate to those feelings. I am going thru a period like that right now myself.


  9. luro97
    May 8, 2014

    Welcome to Broken Light! The photo alone speaks volumes. Very happy you shared your story & art.


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