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 first-time contributor Kyle Shisler, a 19-year-old man from northern California who recently started college. Kyle has had to overcome numerous challenges including severe depression, anxiety, anger issues, as well as anorexia. Kyle picked up photography three years ago as a sophomore in high school.

About this photo: “I took this photo at a classmate’s house. It was our senior retreat to celebrate the end of school and I was up early that morning. There were some hummingbird feeders there so I snapped a few shots. I love photographing birds and nature.”

Find more from Kyle on Instagram @KHSPHOTOGRAPHY or Facebook Kyle Shisler


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3 responses to “Flying Free”

  1. Paula Jennings Avatar

    love your photo. I have yet to see a hummingbird up close.


  2. Matt Williams Avatar

    Great shot, amazing bird!


  3. iampeacenow Avatar

    This is so beautiful.


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