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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.

Please welcome first-time contributor Savannah Condon, a 19-year-old traveling photographer who is currently residing in Seattle, WA. Savannah suffers from cyclomythia and depression. She has been on and off of various medications since she was 13. Savannah has had a passion for photography and art since she was very young, which makes it the perfect therapeutic tool for her. She especially loves creating self-portraits because she has difficulty explaining her feelings with words. Her self-portraits are raw expressions of feelings that she, along with many other people, experience on a regular basis.

About this photo: “Many of you may have heard the saying ‘digging yourself a deeper hole.’ At this moment in time, every action I made seemed to backfire. I couldn’t do anything right-I felt like I was self-sabatoging myself. My impulsive decisions were getting worse and more stupid.  I felt out of control.  Which was terrifying. I was my biggest problem and I was digging myself a deeper hole. And the worst part about it was I knew I was the only person that could get myself out of it.”

Find more from Savannah at her website.


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16 responses to “Digging A Deeper Hole”

  1. hank shaw Avatar
    hank shaw

    powerful image and story

    Liked by 1 person

  2. karifrances Avatar

    What an eye-catching image. It’s meaningful that the shovel rests like a burden on your back. Great work, thanks for sharing.

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  3. irv4th Avatar

    What a great depiction of those feelings. AWESOME!


  4. Santosh Namby Avatar

    Love the perspective and the expression..,


  5. Incidental Scribe Avatar

    Very powerful and beautiful.


  6. Ali Avatar

    Very effective and affecting. Nicely done.


  7. katyfaure Avatar

    Excellent photography.


  8. Diana Perkins Avatar
    Diana Perkins

    From the angle of the photograph, your hands tightly clenching the shovel and the look in your eyes … fabulous! May your passion for art continue to take you to positive places in your journey ….

    Liked by 1 person

  9. Rhys Jones Avatar

    Great photo! It shows a lovely woman in a messy place.


  10. kate1975 Avatar

    Been there. I love your creativity.



  11. mybeautifulmonster Avatar

    This is so powerful. I love it.


  12. johngevans13 Avatar

    You have created a super composition and self portrait!! Always to to remain creative as you are very good at it. Your self portrait speaks volumes. Thanks ever so much for sharing!


  13. bluebrightly Avatar

    Great photo! Talk about directly pointing to the problem! 🙂 I hope you’re enjoying Seattle.


  14. autisticaplanet Avatar

    Reblogged this on autisticaplanet blogs and commented:
    Awesome, telling and different!


  15. Jaeda DeWalt Avatar

    Savannah, your ability to visually articulate your feelings, is stunning, to say the least! This is such a powerful self-portrait. And i hope utilizing your creative talent also serves as a healing medium. Thank you for sharing your story :).


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