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 say hello to first-time contributor Britta Froehling, a 39-year-old woman living in Kwazulu Natal, South Africa. Britta was diagnosed with Borderline Personality Disorder, Depression, Substance Abuse and Eating Disorders, but has overcome most of these afflictions, and found better ways to express herself and to deal with life’s joys and sorrows.

About this photo: “This photo was taken when I was obsessed with the veins in leaves. I would hold them up to the light, marvelling at how they look like my veins which are moving blood through my body. I have forgiven myself for all the self-harm inflicted on my body and am grateful for being alive. I marvel at how strong and yet at the same time how fragile the human body is. Mental illnesses are a journey, and things can get better as we grow like trees, rooting yet reaching to the heavens.” 

Find more from Britta at her blog and flickr.


**Visit Broken Light’s main gallery here. Currently accepting submissions.

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4 responses to “Like Blood In My Veins”

    1. Britta Froehling Avatar

      thanks. I love the light in it 😉


  1. shoshanaphotos Avatar

    Very beautiful, thank you for sharing your photo and your journey.

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