Mariah Torres, a pillar for the creatives in the city of Pittsburgh.
Growing up in the mon valley area, she found joy in all things that allowed her to express herself freely. From dance crews to making music, she always had some creative way to drown out the noise of what people from her city becomes to create her own reality. After high school, she attended Point Park University where she dedicated her life to creating films that not only uplifted black and brown people to follow their dreams but also told true stories that created a blueprint for how to get it out the mud from a black woman’s perspective.
As someone too fond of starting over, she moved to New York City in hopes to start a new journey for her family but shortly found herself living out of her car. There, she considered herself the generational curse breaker of her family, so she hid her troubles from them back at home. Mariah has been able to make this challenge in her life, one that has won awards, grant money & deals through collaborating with other creatives and bringing her story to life.
Since then, Mariah has been a part of Bravo channel’s Summer House family where she gives us another side of her reality and continues to make her presence known in the film world.
Now that she’s back in Pittsburgh, she has been experimenting on how to bring more tech into the film space. She believes technology transforms the world, making life more efficient and taking us into the future.
Her plans are to bring a digital black Wall Street app to the city of Pittsburgh. This app is a community space for African American business owners and users to be able to build partnerships, share resources, location and serve as a contact directory for the city’s black businesses.
As she continues to write her story, Mariah will always use her creative talent to navigate her path backed behind her spirituality and yern for change in her community.