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 Kyle Anderson, a man from Saskatchewan, Canada. Kyle has struggled with an anxiety disorder for most of his life. After a traumatic accident ended his career in health care, his life became unmanageable and he sought out the help that he so desperately needed. As a longtime photographer, when he found Broken Light Collective in an article it instantly resonated. He now runs a photography program at his local mental health association. He has since become a certified mental health peer specialist and advocate. He also writes local editorial and uses his platform to help erase the stigma of mental illness in his community.

About this photo: “There’s been so many changes for me, both good and bad, that it can be hard to take a breath. Let alone actually comprehend it all. In looking for something that captures what I feel, I keep coming back to this. Even in the surface that seems most glorious, a dark shadow’s tendrils push to creep in.” 

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**Visit Broken Light’s main gallery here ▸ Now a 501(c)3 non-profit! Please donate here.

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5 responses to “Only The Sun Can Paint The Water”

  1. The Shadow Knows All Avatar

    Love the photo. So rich in color.

    Liked by 1 person

  2. Mike Ross Avatar

    You can’t run from your own shadows, don’t ask me how I know.

    Liked by 1 person

  3. autisticaplanet Avatar

    Beautiful photo and true sentiment.

    Like

  4. michaelj51 Avatar

    Reblogged this on snave51.

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