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: “The Inner Child – If I could go back in time, I’d embrace that sad little girl I once was and who still lives inside me. I’d tell her how beautiful, how precious and how brave she is and how much I admire her”

Find more from Livonne at her Facebook page and blog.

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4 responses to “The Inner Child”

  1. Olga Avatar

    Loved your image. It say so much. I think we all need to get in touch with our inner child. ❤

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    1. Livonne Avatar

      Thank you so much Olga 🙂

      Liked by 2 people

  2. autisticaplanet Avatar
    autisticaplanet

    What a compelling photo! Extremely creative!

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Livonne Avatar

      Thank you 🙂

      Like

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