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 Carrie Hilgert, a photographer, painter, and healer from Northeast Kansas. Carrie is on an evolving journey. In her past, she was affected by chronic physical and mental illnesses, including depression. Photography, especially self-portraiture, was a tool that helped her throughout those challenging times, and allowed her to process her dark feelings. Carrie believes that her experiences with mental illness were a catalyst for her to discover her creative and spiritual gifts. She is now on a positive journey of wonder and change, using those gifts to help others.

About this photo: When I am in a major depressive episode, sometimes it helps to photograph myself. To say, here I am. I still exist. I’m more solid than I feel. I’m not sure why I’m here or why I need to be, but at this moment, this was me.”

Find more from Carrie at her website

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5 responses to “I Still Exist”

  1. thewintersdance Avatar

    I love this!!!!!

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  2. Mike Ross Avatar

    “Who we are has many faces, but these faces are not who we are.” Charlotte Joko Beck.

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  3. daveyone1 Avatar
    daveyone1

    Reblogged this on World4Justice : NOW! Lobby Forum..

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  4. Eduardo Mendoza Avatar

    The need to feel a link with existence.

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