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 Thirdeyemom, a woman who experienced severe postpartum depression after the birth of her first child. It was a terrifying, isolating experience for her, which included terrible insomnia and hallucinations. Thankfully with the help of doctors and family, one week after her son’s first birthday she was able to board a plane to South Africa, resuming her love of travel. Through traveling, writing, and photography she began to see the beauty of the world again.

About this photo: “I saw this woman at the Plaza des Armas in Old Havana. I wondered what was on her mind. Who is she? I loved how her face matched the tree nearby, both weathered and aged by time yet graceful and beautiful.”

Find more from Thirdeyemom at her website.


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4 responses to “Weathered Yet Graceful”

  1. bgarate Avatar

    Reblogged this on GarateFoto.


  2. suej Avatar

    Beautiful capture, nicely observed…..she has many stories to tell, you feel..


  3. suej Avatar

    I visited Cuba nearly a decade ago, and had some great adventures (I drove 600 miles across the country, and we flew on an old Russian Antonov 40+ years old to return to Havana)… Your photos are reminding me. I keep thinking I must return one day and see how the Island is changing….


  4. BookOfBokeh Avatar

    I really love this site and this photo!


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