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.

Please welcome first-time contributor Anne, a 42-year-old divorced mother of two. Anne has dealt with post-partum depression after the birth of her first child, unemployment, a second child and subsequent divorce a couple of years later. Since then, she has found herself dealing with depressive episodes, made more acute by the solitude of her mono-parental situation and the absence of her family of origin in her surroundings. When facing a depressive episode, she finds it very hard to speak up. Photography, painting, and writing have becomes an outlet for these silent, voiceless screams.

About this photo: “While on a walk on the Brooklyn beach front, the heavy wind was picking up the sand, and the silhouettes of people moving towards Coney Island resonated with this feeling of being a shadow of myself.”


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4 responses to “Shadows of Myself”

  1. luro97 Avatar

    Awesome first submission! Welcome and hope to see more awesomeness from you very soon.

    Liked by 1 person

  2. steve's pictures Avatar

    This photo is timeless.


  3. hank Shaw Avatar
    hank Shaw

    great image


  4. betsyborchardt Avatar

    I found this photograph mesmerizing, almost haunting. I know from experience that depression is a lonely and alternate type reality. I hope you continue your artistic expressions, for they release your unique voice, which is beautiful. God Bless.
    Betsy .


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