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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 Captivating Bitter, a woman in her thirties who has struggled with anxiety and depression for most of her life. She has survived emotional abuse, sexual abuse and rape. She has survived suicide attempts and years of self-harm. After wandering her way through life unable to trust and barely feeling alive, she is now fighting to live a healthy life. She has been reading, journaling, blogging and working hard to heal. She is finally taking care of herself and starting to feel better.

About this photo: “Storms are coming… It is the rainy season here and I know grey skies are not the traditional back-drop for good photography… but I prefer them to blue skies any day… My world is so colored by grey – It feels like home to me.  Blue skies and sunshine feel like a lie.  I stare out at sunny days and want to shake my fist at the sky.  Meanwhile, I get lost in all the little details… Flowers opening up, leaves unfurling, the world coming back to life…  Grey skies and hope… such an odd combination.”

Find more from Captivating Bitter at her blog.


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2 responses to “Storms are Coming”

  1. dimdaze Avatar

    Nice shot. It does appear you are focusing on the good things life has to offer. This photo of new life is uplifting.

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    1. captivatingbitter Avatar

      Thank you so much, I am very glad you like the photo…. and yes, focusing on the beauty around me is what gets me through…

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