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 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 is one of my dogs, he has very long legs! I love the morning ritual of sitting on my porch with the dogs having that first cup of tea. For a very long time I would say to the dogs “I love you guys more than life” – and it was true. I did love them more than I loved life. And then I think they taught me to love life again, to stick around with them, to give it a go and here I am, still loving them and also loving life (most of the time).” 

Find more from Britta at her blog and flickr.


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6 responses to “Morning Ritual”

  1. autisticaplanet Avatar

    What an original photo. Cool and sweet 🙂


  2. BookOfBokeh Avatar

    That is so sweet that except for this note, I am speechless!!


    1. Britta Avatar

      oh, thank you, I am touched that you feel speechless… not quite sure why, but thanks.


  3. lmarea3070 Avatar

    Love this idea!


  4. lotofphotography Avatar

    Beautiful expressive photo


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