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.

Carella Keil is a poet and digital artist who splits her time between the ethereal world of dreams, and Toronto, Canada, depending on the weather. Her life has been deeply and irrevocably affected by mental illness. In 2008, she lost her youngest brother to suicide. Carella has been diagnosed with PTSD, Bipolar I and Dissociative Identity Disorder.

From the artist:

“Identity is fragile, precipitous, dislocating from the page as the mind dissociates.”

(Originally published in Margins Magazine Vol. 4 Issue 5)



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One response to “Soulace”

  1. luro97 Avatar

    Love your photo and story. The image is haunting. Thank you for sharing it.


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