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 Carrie Hilgert, a photographer and portrait artist in her thirties from Northeast Kansas. After venturing into digital photography, she became interested in documenting her life with self portraits. This became particularly helpful when her life started to fall apart due to depression. All her other creative outlets left her, but she could always process her very dark feelings with self portraits. While she is doing much better now, she maintains compassion for those going through these hard things and hopes that her photography can give an honest insight into something that makes most people feel very isolated and alone.

About this photo: “I’ve just started my yoga practice again. I don’t know why it’s so hard to get started when I know it’s so good for me: mentally and physically. Focusing on the breath, stretching the muscles and setting my intentions has really helped me lately as I’ve had some depression sneak back in.”

Find more from Carrie at her blog or flickr.


EXCITING NEWS: Broken Light is in today’s NY Times ▸ http://nyti.ms/1nEGtD8

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2 responses to “Warrior”

  1. luro97 Avatar

    Very inspiring. Thank you for this.

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  2. sheketechad Avatar

    We are warriors in more ways than one 🙂 Glad you are back to your form.

    Liked by 1 person

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