W.E.B Du Bois once wrote that black people were born with a veil, one that only allowed them to see themselves through the eyes of an unequal society. What Du Bois described wasn't a phenomena that just went away, it's experienced by marginalized groups today. This is, in large part, the inspiration behind Torch the Veil.
Torch the Veil's mission is to be a space for change, a space where the marginalized and underrepresented can dismantle that veil by claiming their voices and individuality.
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“The Negro is a sort of seventh son, born with a veil, and gifted with second-sight in this American world,—a world which yields him no true self-consciousness, but only lets him see himself through the revelation of the other world. It is a peculiar sensation, this double-consciousness, this sense of always looking at one’s self through the eyes of others, of measuring one’s soul by the tape of a world that looks on in amused contempt and pity.” — W.E.B Du Bois