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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 taken by contributor Teija, a woman in her thirties from Finland. Teija suffered from a severe depressive episode at the age of 25, which turned into psychosis, and led to a three month hospitalization. Fortunately, she got better quite quickly and got her life back on track. She found love after getting out of the hospital. Her life changed drastically when her partner was paralyzed in December of 2012. It has been hard ever since. They are both fighting to keep from getting too depressed. Life goes on and they try to stay strong. She has been interested in photography for many years, but began actively exploring it over the last five years.

About this photo: “Titled: ‘Arcs of Soaring Rainbows.’ I got my title from one of my favorite songs, like I usually pick titles for my photographs, from songs that means something to me. Sometimes I even plan my shoots according to a mood board based from a song. But many times the titles comes after seeing photographs home and listening to music while editing. This photograph was taken in Helsinki, and I was like a little girl when I saw a circus in the middle of the city and those lights. It was magical.

Find more from Teija at her blog.


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3 responses to “Arcs of Soaring Rainbows”

  1. eLPy Avatar

    Beautiful image. I like the tone you’ve chosen for this, it fits the mood. You look peaceful and contemplative.

    Here’s to more peace in your life!

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Moodphototeija Avatar

      thank you and eLPy 🙂 And hoping all the best to you ❤


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