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 Lakesh, a 36-year-old woman currently serving as a Peace Corps Volunteer. Her first experience with depression came through a relationship. It was filled with ups and downs, and both pockets of joy and memorable disappointments. The relationship has since ended but that experience has changed her perspective of mental illness. She will forever be grateful for the lessons they taught each other.

About this photo: “The photo was taken at The National Museum of Kosovo, located in Pristina. This motorcycle is one of the remaining artifacts retrieved after the Kosovo War in 1999. This shot represents the beauty that exists within all of us. It is a beauty that we sometimes choose to hide or we have forgotten that exist. Within the shadows of everyday organized chaos, we are all just hidden beauties working our best at succeeding to be our best imperfect selves.

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7 responses to “Hiding Beauty”

  1. creativemind37 Avatar

    A good story of motorcycle

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    1. Forever Lakesh Avatar
      Forever Lakesh

      Thank you.

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  2. MainelyButch Avatar

    Reblogged this on MainelyButch: Butch Lesbian Perspectives and commented:
    This post is great. I love the shot, and the description is excellent.

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Forever Lakesh Avatar
      Forever Lakesh

      Thank you for taken the time to comment. You are the first to reblog anything I’ve submitted. I’m honored.

      Like

  3. Forever Lakesh Avatar
    Forever Lakesh

    I’m glad you enjoyed the story. Thank you for commenting.

    Like

  4. Paula McLane Jennings Avatar

    great photo and I love your comentary on it.

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    1. Forever Lakesh Avatar
      Forever Lakesh

      Thank you for keeping up with me.

      Like

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