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 Morgan, a 20-year-old woman living in California. Morgan began experiencing depression and anxiety after her father tried to take his own life. Her mental health has improved greatly since that time, especially after having her daughter and feeling true unconditional love from someone. Morgan began to explore photography a few years ago as a way to escape.

About this photo: “This photo accurately describes the thoughts in my head. Always cold. Always feeling lonely. Always searching. When I took this photo ‘Angela Baker and My Obsession With Fire’ by Senses Fail was playing in the backround and there’s some lyrics in that song that I really can relate to on a daily basis. It’s, “I love the pain, I hate the pain. I just can’t win”. I almost love the pain because I feel like I’m alive then. I’d rather feel pain than nothing at all. But I also hate the pain because in all reality, I would love no pain at all. I would really like to feel more happiness than pain. But I can’t win.

Find more from Morgan at her blog.


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5 responses to “I Just Can’t Win”

  1. Robert Crisp Avatar
    Robert Crisp

    Powerful photo.

    Liked by 1 person

  2. EvenTide Abyss Avatar

    I admire your strength to share your art… I long to be as brave as you… I wish someone could tell me how…. You are very talented; a very gifted soul ❤

    Liked by 1 person

  3. I Mean Well. Avatar
    I Mean Well.

    Thank you very much. If you ever need someone to talk to, I’ll listen.


  4. Inneryeti Avatar

    Thanks for sharing


  5. blueribbonfair Avatar

    Me a lot. Thanks for putting word to our feelings.


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