In our world today, the ‘mask’ has become a symbol of resilience and solidarity in face of adversity, against the unknown and uncertain. Yet we’ve been wearing one long before the pandemic. Our theme focuses on the metaphor of the mask as an envelope while aiming to uncover what lies beneath false pretenses, flawed information and concealed emotions. Is all as it seems or are we deceived by what’s on the surface? Don’t we all carry masks daily, obscuring our true selves and sentiments, covering up to please others or to hide the despair within? At TEDXYouth@JNIS we seek to pursue the unfiltered truth behind the masks of deception.