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 Kyle Anderson, a man from Saskatchewan, Canada. Kyle is a 41-year-old health care professional who has battled depression and addiction for most of his life. He escapes by letting the camera become his mind’s eye, and hopes that each photo he takes allows others to see the world as he sees it, even for a split second.

About this photo: “The day was ‘Let’s Talk Day’ here in Canada. A national multimedia campaign to reduce stigma and get people communicating about mental illness. As I passed by this church window, the shadow of the tree caught my eye. A Leonard Cohen line rang through my head… ‘There is a crack in everything. That’s how the light gets in.’ I smiled. 

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One response to “How The Light Gets In”

  1. busymindthinking Avatar

    I love this in every way! The picture really expresses what it is to be human.

    Liked by 1 person

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