SOHUMANITY is a socially conscious digital company that aims to connect and create a community of broad thinkers and doers through interviews, conversations and exploring curiosity. As creative beings, we believe that our role is to use our art for the healing of humanity. Creativity is each of our birthright and we are all innately creative. Our mission is to unite people who are pushing the envelope and creating new ways to look at themselves and those around them. This platform allows for a collaboration of minds and hearts.
What sparked as an idea during a yoga retreat, SOHUMANITY has evolved to a series of conversations among friends, colleagues and outright inspiring individuals all wanting to ask questions and dig deeper. We are dedicated to facilitate a safe place to hold space and connect. Be it in the form of an online interview, an enlightening event, or just as a place to share thoughts and reflections, be curious, and seek truth.
In the yogic tradition SoHum means 'I Am'. Individuality in unity. ONE.
About the Founder
Tanya Birl-Torres is a bright light and spiritual seeker. This Canadian/American moved to New York City to pursue her dreams of becoming a dancer and she has accomplished just that with a Broadway career that spans over a decade. Tanya has a thriving career that spans from tap dancing with Daniel Radcliffe to being 8 months pregnant onstage with Scarlett Johansen. In addition to her performance career, Tanya has served as an associate choreographer for many amazing productions like Public Work's Twelfth Night at the Delacorte Theater and Chaplin on Broadway. Tanya has joined with organizations such as The Dream Unfinished and the Center for Constitutional Rights and has spoken to add a creative voice on issues such as racial inequality, being 'black on broadway', and solitary confinement. She also currently sits as performance director for the arts non-profit Pure Creative Arts, which tackles identity among youth.
Through all of this, Tanya has always heard the inquisitive voice of her 7-year-old self. From a young age, she has been passionate about asking questions and digging deeper into the human experience and our potential. Tanya has channeled her inner child and sees being creative as an opportunity to shift social consciousness and change the world through seeing the joint humanity in us all. As a mother of a toddler and a certified scuba diver, Tanya is obviously gusty and up for a challenge. "I see endless possibility in starting a conversation and seeing how asking the question alone will guide us closer to our collective selves." What does it mean to be human? Who am I? Why do I see the world the way that I do and why is there so much injustice?
Tanya is a curious person who is actively seeking truth and justice in everything and everyone. Not necessarily looking for a definitive answer, but more for a better way to connect and spark understanding. She likes to look on the bright side of things, to laugh, and eat great food. Tanya loves a good food documentary and usually finds God in every episode of Chef's table on Netflix! Being labeled or put in a box is not her style. "Compassionate connection is what I'm after." Lets start a conversation.