Photo taken by contributor Danielle, a woman in her thirties who suffers from bipolar disorder, type II. She is a writer, photographer, life coach and mental health advocate. Danielle is also the founder and director of Broken Light Collective.
About this photo: “This past weekend I attended the Active Minds national conference at the University of Maryland, College Park, and had the honor of speaking about the mental health benefits of photography. While I was mostly focused on preparing my workshop or seeing the amazing keynote speakers (Frank Warren of Post Secret, Dr. Kay Redfield Jamison, and Kevin Briggs), I found time to sneak away and capture a bit of DC through my lens. Photography helped me find calm in an otherwise chaotic situation.”
*Please visit/like the BLC Facebook page in the coming days to see more photos from the conference, as well as photography created by students during the workshop. Schools interested in hosting a therapeutic photography workshop, please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org