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 was part of a family. I belonged. I was loved unconditionally, and then I was separated from my mother and sister. We had a cozy home on the back porch of a ranch house. Then, I got separated, moved without permission to the living room window sill. I see the beauty outside the window, lush spring green, but I feel empty inside. I’m teetering on the edge. I feel like I could lose control at any moment. Circumstances beyond my control took over. I miss my family. I am alone out here. Nobody cares. – The Depressed Bunny

This is a craft bunny that belonged to my mother. I used her and made up a story for her to tell. It parallels my feelings of separation, anxiety, depression, alienation and loss.

More from autisticaplanet at her website, and don’t miss her Mental Health Month video!

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6 responses to “The Depressed Bunny”

  1. Robert Crisp Avatar
    Robert Crisp

    Heart-breaking but beautiful. Thanks for sharing this.

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    1. autisticaplanet Avatar

      Your welcome. I documented my current pain. I hope it helps others in sharing theirs and not being ashamed.

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      1. Robert Crisp Avatar
        Robert Crisp

        Your posts are great, both on Broken Light and on your site. I always look forward to reading them. Hope you’re well.

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  2. ksbeth Avatar

    beautiful and sad

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  3. karen Avatar

    I love your bunny.

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    1. autisticaplanet Avatar

      Thank you. She really does have a sister bunny and a mama bunny.


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