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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 by contributor Hannah, a 20-year-old from Vermont. After struggling with depression for several years, Hannah attempted to end her life at the age of seventeen. She is now using her story to encourage others to speak up about mental health.

About this photo: “A friend of mine used to collect four-leaf clovers and put them on his refrigerator. I’ve never found a four-leaf clover in my life. I used to envy other people’s luck and how easily everyone seemed to float through life. But now I feel lucky to have gone through what I’ve gone through, I wouldn’t trade the perspective I have now for the world.”

Find more from Hannah at her blog.


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4 responses to “Luck”

  1. suej Avatar

    Love this image- g reat abstract


  2. Alexa Jean Avatar

    I’ve never found a four leaf clover in real life, I thought maybe they were a myth, thanks Hannah for this lovely, textural shot dispelling the myth!

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  3. BookOfBokeh Avatar

    This is a fantastic site with many moving stories, perspectives and some great photos. This one bought me simultaneously the closest to both a smile and tears as any post has got!


  4. imaginarytree Avatar

    In a word, lovely. The four leaf clovers remind me of butterflies.


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