Broken Light: A Photography Collective

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I Still Exist

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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 comments on “I Still Exist

  1. thewintersdance
    July 29, 2017

    I love this!!!!!


  2. Mike Ross
    July 29, 2017

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

    Liked by 1 person

  3. Theyusakututhiya
    July 29, 2017

    great content


  4. daveyone1
    July 29, 2017
  5. Eduardo Mendoza
    September 26, 2017

    The need to feel a link with existence.


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