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 from contributor Danielle, a woman in her thirties whose diagnoses include Bipolar Disorder and Borderline Personality Disorder. Danielle is a freelance writer, photographer, photo editor, and the founder of Broken Light Collective.

About this photo: “On March 7th I gave a TEDx talk called, How Photography Saved My Life and Launched a Worldwide Movement. The talk discussed the events that led up to my starting Broken Light Collective. It was both exciting and scary to give the talk. But, as you will see, I made it through. To the contributors whose photos made an appearance, thank you! They looked beautiful. Please, everyone, watch the video, share the video on Facebook and with friends and family, and use it as an opportunity to start a conversation about mental health!

You can find the video on the TEDx YouTube Channel.”   

Find more from Danielle on TwitterInstagramFacebook & her articles/interviews.


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3 responses to “TEDx Talk”

  1. bluebrightly Avatar

    Congratulations Danielle! I’m going to watch now –


  2. Jeanette Clawson Avatar

    Great talk! I’m grateful for all you have done. Keep up the good work.


  3. Eduardo Mendoza Avatar

    I’ve been away for some days, for sure I’ll watch and share it pretty soon!! Congrats and thanks so much for spreading the word and raising awareness at such high levels, must needed!!! 🌟🌟🌟


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