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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.

Photos taken by contributor Craig A. Miller, an author, speaker, photographer, and suicide attempt survivor from Boston. For many years he struggled with OCD, extreme anxiety, depression, and suicidal thoughts. After a suicide attempt nearly ended his life at age 20, he became dedicated to understanding what led him to such a decision, and more importantly how he could gain control of himself and his life to ensure it would never happen again. He published a book in 2012 titled, This is How it Feels: a memoir of attempting suicide and finding life. He is a member of The Massachusetts Coalition for Suicide Prevention and regularly speaks everywhere from libraries to state conferences sharing his story and the steps he took to move forward.

About this series:

There’s an absence deep within you

In the Shadows where you’re hiding

But I can see you, I can feel you

feel you watching, feel you waiting

You set the trap up, make the hook sharp

Bait it with doubt and starve my feelings

Open your arms to embrace me

Hold me to so tight until I’m bleeding 

LET ME GO

In your shadow I’m confronted 

by the absence that has made you

All that is you, I dismiss you

With my strength I now replace you

Break the walls down that surround you

Let the light I own expose you

I have faced you, I control you

I embrace you, now I own you

LET ME GO”

Find more from Craig at his website

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3 responses to “The Fearless Series”

  1. jimholroyd365 Avatar

    Wow! Very powerful images, beautifully executed.

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  2. maureenjenner Avatar

    There is a darkness that you know wants to seek the light.

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  3. michaelj51 Avatar

    Reblogged this on snave51.

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