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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.


Photo taken by contributor Annie, a woman who lives with anxiety, PTSD, depression and dissociation. She has survived a suicide attempt. Annie copes by walking when able, meditation, yoga, writing, artwork and being with her best friend Rumi, her feline companion.

About this photo: “There are days that anxiety and depression weigh heavy upon you and you wonder if you can get up and make it through the day. Somehow you do. Whether it’s that breath you took that smelled of fresh air, or the tears you finally wept. Tears released after days—weeks of keeping them inside. And that release/relief was enough to open the door to the outside world once again.”


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4 responses to “Release”

  1. BookOfBokeh Avatar

    Stunning work! Simply stunning! Thank you.


  2. Allison M. Kramer Avatar

    Very cool how you applied the filter. I live with chronic GAD as well as autism.


  3. Heyoka Muse Avatar
    Heyoka Muse

    This photo describes how I feel at times having complex ptsd.Thank you for posting


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