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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Please welcome first-time contributor Matthew Malin, a 23-year-old man who lives in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. Matthew has suffered bouts of depression and anxiety for nearly five years. He uses his writing, photography, and music to share his story of how God brought him out of hopelessness and back into the light.

About these photos: “These pictures are just a glimpse into the pain, suffering, and loneliness I have felt but also images of a heart renewed.”

Find more from Matthew at his website.


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7 responses to “A Heart Renewed”

  1. Matthew Malin Avatar

    Thank you so much for the opportunity to share these photos!

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  2. autisticaplanet Avatar

    A powerful sequence of photos! I am glad to hear that you have a relationship with God. The shard of glass you are holding looks like a ship. The part where you are screaming reminds me of my meltdowns. I find that with photography, whatever style, I need to capture everything, not just what’s pretty. That’s life. Hope you will submit more:)

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    1. Matthew Malin Avatar

      Hi there! Thank you so much for your kind words! My relationship with God has certainly brought me through the hardest of nights and days! I hope it has for you as well! I certainly agree! I’m actually releasing the second part of the story on my blog this very day! I hope you will check them out. 🙂

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      1. autisticaplanet Avatar

        I like your blog, esp the post about being overwhelmed by life.

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      2. Matthew Malin Avatar

        Resonates indeed! Thank you!


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