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 autisticaplanet, a woman in her thirties who has Asperger’s Syndrome and accompanying anxiety related to social and sensory issues. She also has OCD. She writes a blog to pass along lifelong lessons to help those, adults in particular, dealing with Asperger’s. She hopes to help neurotypical people better understand the “complexities within the complexities” of autism spectrum disorders. She has had a passion for capturing images since childhood, when her father bought her a Kodak 110 on vacation. She’s been told that she sees and captures what others overlook or miss. Her work has been featured in the Daily Herald as well as the MAAP Newsletter, a publication for those with ASD and those who love them.

About this photo: “For this autistic, anxiety is the name of the game. Everything is amplified. Sensory input and emotional processing are two examples. I take medication to help me manage. To keep from losing my balance, I have to say no a lot. Social and sensory exposure are kept to a strict minimum. Lately, I’m screaming a lot on the inside, hoping I don’t do it out loud..”

Find more from autisticaplanet at her website


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5 responses to “The Inner Me”

  1. Mindfump Avatar

    Absolutely love this image.

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  2. Mindfump Avatar

    Although the link to their page doesn’t work (for me at least)


    1. through1filter Avatar

      Thank you for your comment. My new site is on Blogger. The link is: https://through1filter.blogspot.com

      Liked by 1 person

      1. Mindfump Avatar

        Ah great – thank you!

        Liked by 1 person

  3. through1filter Avatar

    Sorry about the site confusion. I just notified BL about the change. My new website is on Blogger. https://through1filter.blogspot.com


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