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 Captivating Bitter, a woman in her thirties who has struggled with anxiety and depression for most of her life. She has survived emotional abuse, sexual abuse and rape. She has survived suicide attempts and years of self-harm. After wandering her way through life unable to trust and barely feeling alive, she is now fighting to live a healthy life. She has been reading, journaling, blogging and working hard to heal. She is finally taking care of herself and starting to feel better.

About this photo: “Sometimes I thirst for something and nothing seems to quench the thirst that feels like a swelling ache in my soul. I try to satiate this with movies, music, books, conversation, entertainment…but ultimately I come to realize that it is the sweet call of my Maker… inviting me to come on a walk with him and showing me the wild world he created.”

Find more from Captivating Bitter at her blog.


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4 responses to “Thirst”

  1. maureenjenner Avatar

    Reblogged this on Musings of a Penpusher and commented:
    Intriguing picture made me stop and take a longer look; then I read the article and was glad I stopped by.

    Liked by 1 person

  2. autisticaplanet Avatar

    It has been said that there is a God shaped hole in us and only by accepting Him into our life will that hole be filled.

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  3. spencersamalvin Avatar

    Very cool . . and deep . . I actually come to the same realization or recognition at times . . thanks for sharin’! . .


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