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.

Please offer a warm welcome first-time contributor Zoe, a 14-year-old second generation Broken Light Collective contributor. Zoe has experienced ADD and periods of mild depression. She became interested in photography in 2012. Zoe mostly uses herself as her model and takes self portraits to express feelings or concepts that she wants to communicate. Photography is one coping mechanism she uses during challenging times. She is also interested in drawing and other art forms.

About this photo: “This photograph represents feelings of vulnerability. I am covering my mouth because I don’t want to say anything about my struggles. I don’t want people to know that I have problems, because it might make me look weak, or vulnerable. So, I keep most feelings of strong emotion to myself.

Find more from Zoe at her flickr.


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10 responses to “Keeping The Feelings In”

  1. thirdeyemom Avatar

    Beautiful! You know I love BLC and hope to have more photos soon!


    1. Broken Light: A Photography Collective Avatar

      Yes, please! Looking forward to it… And nice to see you over at the WPC!

      Liked by 1 person

  2. Developing A New Image Avatar

    Zoe…….welcome and this is one place where you do not have to cover up your voice. SPEAK IT OUT…..en theos..j

    Liked by 2 people

  3. Deborah Senior Avatar

    Zoe, this is a very emotional image. Thank you for sharing it.


  4. SwittersB Avatar

    Welcome Zoe!!!


  5. mishunderstood Avatar

    This photo is stunning! 🙂


  6. Sherri Avatar

    Powerful,beautiful, stunning..


  7. Rene Avatar

    Reblogged this on Mind Chatter and commented:
    Fourteen years old! Great photo.


  8. singhcircle Avatar

    Oh! This is a beautiful ‘speaking’ picture!


  9. Holly Avatar

    Awesome Photo !! I hope that you have someone that you can express yourself to, that you trust, that will let you be you and that will understand and not hurt you. That would be a cool Photo to see of you expressing that, you are beautiful and talented, Photography is awesome way to express yourself.


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