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 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: “I found this quote which I think suits very well for my philosophy, “Dreams are illustrations from the book your soul is writing about you.” by Marsha Norman 

My goal is to make my dreams alive as photographs. And process my feelings, in some way in every photograph. Of course there can be subjects feelings too. Not everyone can “see” those feelings, but maybe someone can, and others can find their own feelings or something out of them. Either way, it makes me happy if my photographs can give something to someone.”

Find more from Teija at her blog.

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6 responses to “I Must Be Dreaming”

  1. frankaz2000 Avatar
    frankaz2000

    Teija what a beautiful gift you share with others!

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Moodphototeija Avatar

      thank you dear ❤

      Liked by 1 person

  2. Robert Crisp Avatar
    Robert Crisp

    Wonderful, as always.

    Liked by 1 person

  3. Cla-c Avatar
    Cla-c

    beautiful.thank you much for sharing

    Liked by 1 person

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