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.

Photos taken by contributor Kitt O’Malley, a mother and wife who lives with bipolar disorder type II. Kitt is licensed in California as a Marriage and Family Therapist, but hasn’t practiced as a psychotherapist in over 20 years. She has a bachelors in legal studies from UC Berkeley, a masters in psychology from New College of California, and has attended Fuller Theological Seminary. Her career path has included working as a legal assistant, psychotherapist, and commercial real estate professional. Now, she advocates for those who, like her, live with mental illness, by writing and using social media.

About these photos: “Roses are quite simply beautiful. Their color and form soothe me, improve my mood, and give me hope. These photos were taken of roses in my yard and in the yards of my neighborhood. I am grateful to be surrounded by such beauty.

Find more from Kitt at her website and Flickr.

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16 responses to “Rose Series”

  1. Frank Avatar
    Frank

    Picture perfect roses!!!

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    1. Kitt O'Malley Avatar

      Thank you so much. I absolutely adore roses. Their beauty awes me. Plus, they have thorns, reminding me that even the most beautiful can be prickly.

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  2. blahpolar Avatar

    Beeyootiful 🙂

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  3. imaginarytree Avatar

    A Beautiful study of the Rose.

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    1. Kitt O'Malley Avatar

      Thank you so much, imaginarytree. Roses are amazing.

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  4. susanheney Avatar

    Reblogged this on shensea.

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    1. Kitt O'Malley Avatar

      Thank you for reblogging. I am honored!

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    1. Kitt O'Malley Avatar

      Thank you for reblogging. I am truly very honored and flattered and glad that roses are beautiful and photograph well.

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  5. eLPy Avatar

    Beautiful. Roses make great subjects for photography and I especially like your unique treatment of the first image. Well done, and good eye. 🙂

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    1. Kitt O'Malley Avatar

      Thank you so much. That first rose is my absolute favorite rose. I love its colors.

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  6. Anja Schützinger Avatar
    Anja Schützinger

    Beautiful pictures 🙂

    xoxo anja http://www.modaelingua.wordpress.com

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    1. Kitt O'Malley Avatar

      Thank you so much, Anja! xoxo back at you.

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  7. Kitt O'Malley Avatar

    Reblogged this on Kitt O'Malley and commented:
    Broken Light Collective published my Rose Series! I am truly honored. Broken Light is “the online photography gallery for people affected by mental illness. Broken Light’s main goal is to create a safe and accepting environment where photographers of all levels who are affected by mental health issues can display their work, as well as inspire one another to keep going and keep creating, despite the dark or scary places in which they may find themselves.”
    ~ https://brokenlightcollective.com/about/
    Please visit Broken Light Collective and support their work with your tax-deductible donation.

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  8. daninstockholm Avatar

    Reblogged this on daninstockholm and commented:
    Stunning!!

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  9. Leya Avatar

    They feel like “live” roses – very beautiful!

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