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 autisticaplanet, a woman in her thirties who has Asperger’s Syndrome and accompanying anxiety related to social and sensory issues. She also has OCD. She writes a blog to pass along lifelong lessons to help those, adults in particular, dealing with Asperger’s. She hopes to help neurotypical people better understand the “complexities within the complexities” of autism spectrum disorders. She has had a passion for capturing images since childhood, when her father bought her a Kodak 110 on vacation. She’s been told that she sees and captures what others overlook or miss. Her work has been featured in the Daily Herald as well as the MAAP Newsletter, a publication for those with ASD and those who love them.

About this photo: “​​​I took this photo in mid-February. I’ve been battling a lot of inertia and lethargy particularly hard. My SAD (seasonal affective disorder) has been particularly bad since mid-January. I sleep more and eat more. I don’t cope as well with sensory processing. Basically, I just want to cocoon until my neurobiology gets in sync with spring. Like the branches, I am stripped and stuck for now.

More from autisticaplanet at her website.


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10 responses to “Snowy Afternoon”

  1. jmacindoe Avatar

    Great photo!

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  2. frankaz2000 Avatar

    Well done and beautiful closeup of nature! You captured the moment very well!

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  3. heavenhappens Avatar

    How profound that last sentence is! Beautiful photo.

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  4. Alan Kravitz Avatar

    This is so beautiful. I could get lost in this photo very easily.

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  5. frankbrehe Avatar

    Ein tolles Foto.

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  6. Olivia Avatar

    Simply lovely.

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  7. adasyael88 Avatar

    Your words and the picture together affected me very much. Art. I am sorry for your down times and hope that these photos and their exposure before and now gives you joy. It’s quite an accomplishment ❤ Keep at it!

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  8. autisticaplanet Avatar

    Thank you all for your kind and supportive words.

    Liked by 1 person

    1. frankaz2000 Avatar

      Keep them comming!!!

      Liked by 1 person

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