Broken Light: A Photography Collective

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Photo taken by Jenny, a 21-year-old english major at a university in Massachusetts. She is interested in feminism, literature, and collecting assortments of tea. She suffers from various mental illnesses – depression and anxiety being the major ones – and then ADD which she finds more frustrating than anything else.

About this photo: “Photography has been a way of maintaining my depression and anxiety for the last five years. I’ve done various self-portrait projects as a way of documenting my progress. I’ve also met so many lovely people through photography and they’ve helped me grow into who I am today. I’m so much more confident than I used to be; I feel good about not only my body but my mind. Picking up my camera is freeing in a way, I can’t describe it very well… but I don’t feel stuck in my head or claustrophobic. Although there are still times where…

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