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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 first-time contributor Shanna, a 45-year-old in Georgia living with DID, Bipolar, Anxiety, Major Depressive Disorder, and PTSD.  She has found that having a camera in her hands grounds her and gives her peace.

About this photo: “Due to many health problems, aside from my mental illnesses, I have been unable to get outside and take photos for months.  That in turn has left my mental demons yelling quite loudly. Last night was the first day that I felt like going outside, I laid on the sidewalk.  My beloved camera felt natural in my hands. I was able to capture the moon, even more magical than my natural eye beheld.


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4 responses to “Feeling Very Small”

  1. Mike Ross Avatar
    Mike Ross

    That’s beautiful Shanna! I know what you mean about being stuck inside your head. One day maybe we’ll figure out a way to break on through to the other side.

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  3. frankaz2000 Avatar

    Shanna what a beautiful gift you have! Its very hard to get Moon picture welll done. keep them comming!!!


  4. Karen L Avatar
    Karen L

    I’m glad to see this terrific image, and I’m glad to see new photographs on the site, the work of such creative people!


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