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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 Teija, a woman in her thirties from Finland. Teija suffered from a severe depressive episode at the age of 25, which turned into psychosis, and led to a three month hospitalization. Fortunately, she got better quite quickly and got her life back on track. She found love after getting out of the hospital. Her life changed drastically when her partner was paralyzed in December of 2012. It has been hard ever since. They are both fighting to keep from getting too depressed. Life goes on and they try to stay strong. She has been interested in photography for many years, but began actively exploring it over the last five years.

About this photo: “Sometimes when someone really hurts you for no reason, breaks your heart… it feels like…why??? What have I done to deserve this? This moment was yet again a reminder for me, they can’t break me. They cannot take my ability to see the world, see the red sky, see how beautiful it is, even though I am crying. I won’t let them. I took this photograph in my backyard, I had been crying for a few days, I think it was the darkest moment since my spouse got paralyzed. But that sky gave me hope.

Find more from Teija at her blog.


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10 responses to “Fire In My Sky”

  1. mishunderstood Avatar

    This is so beautiful!

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    1. Moodphototeija Avatar

      thank you so much ❤


  2. frankaz2000 Avatar

    Teija you capture a beautiful moment! Looks like my Arizona sunsets.

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    1. Moodphototeija Avatar

      thank you! I bet Arizona sunsets are awesome, I wish I could someday come and see those ❤

      Liked by 1 person

  3. lefe Avatar

    wow….the red is so beautiful…

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  4. Jeff Avatar

    I love Teija’s photography!

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Moodphototeija Avatar

      Jeff, thank you ❤

      Liked by 1 person

  5. Jaeda DeWalt Avatar

    Such a beautiful blushing sky, Teija! I am deeply moved by your story. You face so many challenges. I feel for you. How beautiful that even in your darkest days you still see hope and light in the sky. Thank you for sharing your story and stunning photography.

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    1. Moodphototeija Avatar

      Jaeda thank you so much for your kind words!

      Liked by 1 person

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