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 Danielle in NYC, a woman who has been diagnosed with Bipolar II and Borderline Personality Disorder, among other things. Photography is an outlet and coping tool that helps her through the challenging times.

About this photo: “I feel like there is always some sort of storm brewing in my life. A stormy relationship. A work storm. A mental or emotional storm. I often feel like the dark clouds in this photo… holding the storm within them, positioned, and just on the verge of bursting. Or the water tower, filled and waiting for its contents and inner self to be released.


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4 responses to “Before The Storm”

  1. BookOfPain Avatar

    Wow, what a powerful image! I love this! If you have a moment, here is a poem I wrote specifically dealing with depression, using a coming storm and tornado as a metaphor:


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  2. luro97 Avatar

    Love the photo and the share. I can identify.


  3. Leah Givens Avatar

    Great image and metaphor.


  4. Lizzy Avatar

    Nicely stated


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