Reveca Torres was injured and paralyzed in a car accident at the age of 13. After completing degrees in Fashion Design and Theatre Arts, Reveca worked as a costume designer and simultaneously worked with various organizations doing disability work in health/fitness, advocacy, recreation, and peer support. She started a nonprofit called BACKBONES after realizing that years of interaction and friendship with others living with spinal injuries (SCI) had made a significant impact in her life. 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 co-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 a form of expression as a tool for advocacy and social justice.
Reveca Torres has crowd-funded a project with 3AP
- $6,662 raised of $4,700 goal
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- 3Arts matched
- 142% funded
The goal of this campaign is to raise funds to exhibit the Tres Fridas project at Bridgeport Arts Center in Chicago during the month of September 2019. Tres Fridas is a collaboration between myself, Mariam Pare, and Tara Ahern. We …Read more about Tres Fridas