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TEDx Talk


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 comments on “TEDx Talk

  1. bluebrightly
    March 26, 2017

    Congratulations Danielle! I’m going to watch now –


  2. Jeanette Clawson
    March 28, 2017

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


  3. Eduardo Mendoza
    March 30, 2017

    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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