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 Jacque who has been diagnosed with bipolar disorder and ADHD. She is a graphic designer, wife, and mother to two boys. She is learning to draw from God’s strength to get her through every day. She has also found art and music to be great healers and outlets for the soul.

About this photo: “Peonies are my favorite flowers. I love the softness of the petals and the strength of the inside when peonies are in full bloom. To me, they represent the same vulnerability and beauty we need to have when share with others about our illness. It takes courage, but once we open up, we begin to “bloom” as we share and help others who struggle with the same feelings we do. The BLC sight is a testament to so many who are “blooming” as they share and let go. BLC has created an outlet to share images that capture the essence of emotions so many experience living with various mental illnesses. It is a community where we find that we are not alone and also help viewers get a glimpse into our minds…”

Find more from Jacque at her blog.


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9 responses to “Courage”

  1. kbailey374 Avatar

    Reblogged this on After Midnight: A Christian Bipolar and commented:
    I just adore this blog. From their “about” page: “We are photographers living with or affected by mental illness; supporting each other one photograph at a time. Join our community, submit today!”

    Liked by 2 people

  2. imaginarytree Avatar

    Simply beautiful!


  3. autisticaplanet Avatar

    Excellent b&w photo! This should be framed on a wall. Keep praying and staying in His Word.


  4. Jaeda DeWalt Avatar

    I am so in love with the delicate beauty and hidden strength of this Peony, Jacque. Especially under the enchanting guise of black and white. The courage to bloom, you have it!


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