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The Red Door


Photo taken by contributor Danielle Hark, 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: “I found this while on a photo walk between panic attacks during a very chaotic time. The photo really captures the struggle I was going through emotionally at that time.”   

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2 comments on “The Red Door

  1. ksbeth
    June 28, 2017

    great shot and symbolism –


  2. Olivia
    June 28, 2017

    I’ve been thinking of how to comment on this photograph. I can’t really… Not as in complimentary words. This little description / take-away is the best I can do. Somehow I think you will understand: I feel how heavy those steel doors weigh. I hear them creaking when a storm is close by. I compulsively peel the red paint. I have my eye open for Hansel & Gretel. I will direct them to a safe path.


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