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.

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Photo taken by contributor Annie, a woman who lives with PTSD, Anxiety, Depression and Dissociation. Annie meditates, does yoga, art, listens to music, and shares life with Rumi, her feline companion. Annie feels it is time to share that she has attempted suicide in her lifetime. She longs to be free of her past and finds peace amidst the trees. The trees that she draws have no roots, possibly because she often feels out of place and ungrounded.

About this photo: “When I am able to be amidst nature, I feel free. Free of anxiety, free of everything that weighs down on me.
I am dancing with the trees and rising to the sky with the branches towards the sun- towards the light of being free.
I wish I could stay amidst the trees…forever.
Forever free of the stigma, forever free of life’s difficulties and anxiety. Forever free to dream….

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4 responses to “Free To Dream”

  1. sieramayhew Avatar

    This is awesome

    On May 8, 2017 9:48 PM, “Broken Light: A Photography Collective” wrote:

    > Broken Light: A Photography Collective posted: ” Photo taken by > contributor Annie, a woman who lives with PTSD, Anxiety, Depression and > Dissociation. Annie meditates, does yoga, art, listens to music, and shares > life with Rumi, her feline companion. Annie feels it is time to share that > she has attempt” >

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  2. mariellen gilpin Avatar
    mariellen gilpin

    Awesome indeed! Inspiring!

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  3. tessbloggs Avatar

    Wow. What a brilliant and inspiring, talented woman!

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  4. Elena Avatar
    Elena

    Awesome paint

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