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 Jamie. After spending most of her life in and out of deep depressions, she was diagnosed with bipolar disorder a few years ago. She spent the first several years after her diagnosis in complete denial, shame and despair. Then there was a shift. She learned, slowly, that she had to make friends with her disorder and accept it as part of who she is. She has learned that, like nature, she is imperfect. Nature is beautiful. So is she.

About this photo: “This photo was taken on a beautiful morning from the deck of a cabin owned by a friend of mine at the base of the Smoky Mountains. The theme of this photo appears in many of my photographs. I was caught in the tangle of life for many years. But something made me keep going in my quest to find the sun. For this, I am grateful.”


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6 responses to “Tangle of Life”

  1. Frank Avatar

    Beautifil contrasting images of light and nature Jamie!

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  2. Karen Avatar

    Looking for the sun has helped me too. Thank you.

    Liked by 1 person

  3. luro97 Avatar

    Welcome to Broken Light! Love the photo and your story.

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  4. SwittersB Avatar

    Very nice Jamie!!

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  5. galeriaredelius Avatar

    Beautiful photo and words – keep up the good work and take care!

    Liked by 1 person

  6. spencersamalvin Avatar

    Very cool, indeed, Jamie!!

    Liked by 1 person

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