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.


Please welcome first-time contributor Lisa-Marie, a woman who’s experience of living through abuse caused her to have deep emotions, anxiety and panic attacks. The experience caused her to be silent and repress her self-expression for many years.

About this photo: “I’m learning to use photography as a way to express my feelings without verbally expressing that I was victimized. My photographs demonstrate how the abuse still effects me to this day, as I still suffer from panic attacks, anxiety and flashbacks. I’ve documented how I’m trying to heal myself through using photography as a therapeutic method within self-portraiture.”

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3 responses to “8 Years Later”

  1. Carolyn Thompson Avatar
    Carolyn Thompson

    Love this photo, something I can feel! thank you!


  2. The Shadow Knows All Avatar

    You photograph expresses your feelings very well. Thank you for sharing, Lisa-Marie.


  3. Heyoka Muse Avatar
    Heyoka Muse

    This photo is outstanding


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