Reveca Torres was injured and paralyzed in a car accident at the age of 13. After completing degrees in fashion design and theater arts, Reveca simultaneously worked as a costume designer and with various organizations doing disability work in the realms of health and fitness, transitioning, recreation, education, and peer support. She started a nonprofit called BACKBONES in 2009 after realizing that years of interaction and friendship with others living with spinal injuries (SCI) had made a significant impact on her self-image, confidence, and drive to succeed. Reveca wanted to ensure that others, especially those newly injured, had access to resources, information, and the same type of peer support she has had. She is the director of ReelAbilities Film Festival Chicago and has curated touring photography and art exhibitions that showcase the work of people with disabilities and bring awareness to disability rights. Reveca uses painting, illustration, photography, film, movement, and other media as forms of expression and tools for advocacy and social justice.