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.

Please welcome first-time contributor Heather, a woman who struggles with depression and anxiety. The overwhelming cycle she experiences of unpredictable triggers and ensuing hopelessness is countered by knowing beyond any doubt that she is loved and supported by family and friends. Living in a new city with so many new things to see and many new friends is giving Heather the opportunity to rediscover herself.

About this photo: “This beach is where I feel most at home, where I feel the safest. Whether I’m there alone, with my best friend -as in this photo- or with my family, there are memories that stretch back as far as I can remember and new memories made with each visit. It is the one place I can let go of all the depression, anxiety, stress of any kind and for a peaceful while, be a happy little girl again. The beach changes every year with the shifting of the sand bars, with more or fewer or different kinds of seashells, starfish, toe-pinching crabs and mysterious, curious seals. Yet it remains the same safe and comforting place which says to my spirit, ‘Listen to my waves. Breathe the fresh, salty air. You’re all right.’

This photo reminds me that I am never really alone.”


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3 responses to “Listen To My Waves”

  1. frankaz2000 Avatar

    Heather what a beautiful landscape you composed!


  2. rothpoetry Avatar

    Love the photograph of the shore…. The ocean is most soothing to many of us. Let the waves wash away your feeling of despair and feel the power behind it all. You can do it.

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  3. autisticaplanet Avatar

    Beautiful and unusual pic of a shore..I usually see footprints leading into the water. I like that it is darker rather than full sunlight and serene skies. Both have their place.

    Liked by 1 person

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