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: “Guardian of Hope – When the black dog is threatening, keep walking. Keep climbing. Keep being.”

Find more from Livonne at her Facebook page and blog.

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4 responses to “Guardian of Hope”

  1. Joninmariegargoles Avatar
    Joninmariegargoles

    Cool

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  2. Sue Avatar

    Guardian of hope is a great image

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  3. ifnotforpassion Avatar

    How strong you are to be able to overcome what sounds like a very tough existence for a while and how beautiful at least this result. But I guess pain can many times elicit beauty…very nice.

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  4. BookOfBokeh Avatar
    BookOfBokeh

    STUNNING!!!!

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