Broken Light: A Photography Collective

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Photo taken by contributor Kait Mauro, a Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania native in her twenties who has lived all over the country. Kait’s primary diagnosis recently changed from Major Depression to Bipolar Disorder. She has also struggled with anxiety and disordered eating. She is currently an undergraduate at Washington University in Saint Louis where she studies Women, Gender & Sexuality Studies and Creative Writing. Her primary mediums are poetry and photography, though she has also been known to dabble in printmaking and other genres of writing. She seeks to understand her experiences and to connect with others through her art.

About this photo: “So my diagnosis was recently changed from major depression to bipolar (apparently this is a common misdiagnosis in the beginning for people with bipolar) and I have been working on a series of images called “Bipolar” to help visually explain my journey with mania and depression on my new photography website.

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4 comments on “Bipolar

  1. sheketechad
    June 29, 2014

    Excellent contrast 🙂


  2. Wonderful depiction


  3. bigbird34
    June 30, 2014

    Lovely! Decided to follow your blog.


  4. Niki
    July 1, 2014

    Beautiful photograph. The details really capture your message. Going to your blog 🙂


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