Fighting for Sanity

Photo taken by contributor Jaeda DeWalt, a conceptual self-portrait artist in her forties from Seattle, Washington. Jaeda’s battles with mental illness hearken back to her earliest memories, at age 4, when she became obsessed with the number four and performed exhaustive rituals in patterns of four. She struggled with her mental health throughout her childhood and teen years until her late twenties when […]

http://brokenlightcollective.com/2016/03/21/fighting-for-sanity/

Strippers

This whole “life” thing would’ve been a lot easier, for me and everyone else, if only my parents had kept paint-stripper under the kitchen sink instead of premium Polish vodka. At least that’s what I tell myself I was looking for all those years ago. I love the smell of paint-stripper. Vodka is a stripper in it’s own right. Here […]

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Ebb and Flow

Photo taken by contributor Carrie Hilgert, a photographer and painter from Northeast Kansas who has been diagnosed with bipolar disorder. After venturing into digital photography, she became interested in documenting her life with self portraits. This became particularly helpful when her life started to fall apart due to depression. All her other creative outlets left her, but she could always […]

http://brokenlightcollective.com/2015/12/09/ebb-and-flow/