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 Livonne, a 55-year-old woman who lives in the Blue Mountains of Australia. She was diagnosed with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder over 20 years ago following a troubled childhood, a violent marriage, and the tragic death of her 10-year-old daughter on an access visit. She eventually found herself unable to work full time and at a loss as to what the future held for her. She returned to college three years ago to study photography to complement the blog she writes about her life. When she was very young, she escaped the trauma of her childhood by retreating to fantasy. The Magic Faraway Tree was her main escape. She now finds that same sense of peace by creating fantasy pieces and enjoys not only storytelling with words but also with pictures.

About this photo: “Wash away the day – Immerse yourself in nature and take the time to treat yourself kindly.”

Find more from Livonne at her Facebook page and blog.

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13 responses to “Wash Away the Day”

  1. James Work Photography Avatar

    Livonne….beautiful image! Always love to hear a comeback story. I am working on mine…en theos…jasL

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    1. Livonne Avatar

      Thank you. I’ve just gone and had a look at your page.. It’s great 🙂

      Like

  2. Mish Avatar

    This is beautiful.

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    1. Livonne Avatar

      Thanks Mish. I’ve just read some of your poetry.. Beautiful 🙂

      Like

  3. frankaz2000 Avatar
    frankaz2000

    Livonne a great constrasting picture!

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    1. Livonne Avatar

      Thanks Frankaz.. 😀

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      1. frankaz2000 Avatar
        frankaz2000

        Keep em comming Livonne!

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  4. collectivelymobile Avatar
    collectivelymobile

    So beautiful!

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    1. Livonne Avatar

      Thank you so much 🙂

      Like

  5. poemcollision Avatar
    poemcollision

    A beautiful picture!

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    1. Livonne Avatar

      Thank you 🙂

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  6. Brigitte Grant Avatar

    Stunning work Yvonne !

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    1. Livonne Avatar

      Thank you Brigitte 🙂

      Like

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