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 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: “This was right before I moved away from home for the first time by myself. I was 18 and decided last minute to not go to college and move to Hawaii (where I knew not a single soul). The weeks leading up to before I left I felt a rollercoaster of emotions. I was terrified, enthralled, and anxious. I had no idea what I was doing and had no idea how to answer when people would ask me the same thing. I felt so vulnerable and raw to the world at the time. I couldn’t turn from the feeling. I was about to be on my own for the first time in my life.”

Find more from Savannah at her website.


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8 responses to “Palm Springs Desert, CA”

  1. Developing A New Image Avatar

    Thought provoking image…..nice post work….jim


  2. soletusknow Avatar

    powerful image…instantaneously invoked a desire in me to provide shelter… thanks for sharing.


  3. Hank Shaw Avatar
    Hank Shaw

    powerful image


  4. johngevans13 Avatar

    A powerful image and your story resonates with us all I sense. We are all vulnerable at some point or another. It took great courage to make your decision to move to Hawaii!!! Best wishes!!

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  5. alesiablogs Avatar

    amazing photo yet pulls at my heart.


  6. chrisrenney Avatar

    And yet you are melding with the landscape around you. Beautiful shot which says so much. Take care of you.


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