Broken Light: A Photography Collective

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Identity

Photo taken by contributor Carrie Hilgert, a photographer, painter, and healer from Northeast Kansas. Carrie is on an evolving journey. In her past, she was affected by chronic physical and mental illnesses, including depression. Photography, especially self-portraiture, was a tool that helped her throughout those challenging times, and allowed her to process her dark feelings. Carrie believes that her experiences with mental illness were a catalyst for her to discover her creative and spiritual gifts. She is now on a positive journey of wonder and change, using those gifts to help others.

About this photo: Today I’m feeling a strange disconnect between how I feel and how I see myself when I pass by a mirror. It’s not comfortable. I sense an identity slipping away. I feel monk-like and genderless.

Find more from Carrie at her website

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2 comments on “Identity

  1. drawingbackthecurtain
    November 9, 2016

    Powerful photo!

    Like

  2. Eduardo Mendoza
    November 9, 2016

    I know about that feeling of the vanishing identity, all of the best wishes for Carrie.

    Like

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