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 Carrie Hilgert, a photographer and painter from Northeast Kansas who was diagnosed with bipolar disorder. After venturing into digital photography, she became interested in documenting her life with self portraits. This became particularly helpful when her life started to fall apart due to depression. All her other creative outlets left her, but she could always process her very dark feelings with self portraits. While she is doing much better now, she maintains compassion for those going through these hard things and hopes that her photography can give an honest insight into something that makes most people feel very isolated and alone.

About this photo: “Sometimes I have to make sure I’m still here while I wait for the emotions to catch up.”

Find more from Carrie at her website.

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4 responses to “Waiting For The Emotions to Catch Up”

  1. listentothebabe Avatar

    beautiful, Carrie.

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  2. Robert Crisp Avatar
    Robert Crisp

    Thank you for sharing this, Carrie.

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  3. carrie hilgert Avatar

    ♥ big love to everyone here

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  4. Estelle Hawardstelle Avatar

    Powerful and so true…my daughter suffers from bipolar and it is so hard to keep up with emotions and being there…

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