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.

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 responses to “Inertia”

  1. SwittersB Avatar

    Welcome Anna…


  2. The Baking Barrister Avatar

    Pure & brave – thanks for posting this


  3. Inge Avatar

    Very provoking. It gives me a goosebumps reading this.

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


  4. Emily Avatar

    Interesting…..well done


  5. Rhys Jones Avatar

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


  6. Paula McLane Jennings Avatar

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


  7. luro97 Avatar

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


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