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.

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Photo taken by contributor Carrie Hilgert, a photographer and painter from Northeast Kansas who has been diagnosed with bipolar disorder. After venturing into digital photography, she became interested in documenting her life with self portraits. This became particularly helpful when her life started to fall apart due to depression. All her other creative outlets left her, but she could always process her very dark feelings with self portraits. While she is doing much better now, she maintains compassion for those going through these hard things and hopes that her photography can give an honest insight into something that makes most people feel very isolated and alone.

About this photo: “make friends with your duality. like two souls cavorting in the moonlight. your other half just wants to be loved.

Find more from Carrie at her website.

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4 responses to “Duality”

  1. frankaz2000 Avatar
    frankaz2000

    Carrie nice special effects!

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  2. bipolarmuse♥ Avatar

    She found a brilliant way to help cope… ♥ love it

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  3. iampeacenow Avatar

    This is wonderful. I love the effects and the meaning. peace to you

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  4. rippleffectsite Avatar

    Something about this photo speaks to me, I love the vulnerability of it.

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