Ethical Storytelling Initiative at AnnieCannons

Earlier this year, we entered into an exciting new partnership with the Dressember Foundation to explore meaningful, impact-driven ways to support and empower survivors who have experienced human trafficking and other forms of gender-based violence. Dressember is a global movement that combines the power of fashion and creativity to fight human trafficking and fundraise for change, and has raised more than $13 million to support anti-trafficking work worldwide since 2013.  Like AnnieCannons, Dressember is committed to centering survivor voices at the core of their work. As part of this collaboration, we will be sharing survivor stories and launching the AnnieCannons Ethical Storytelling Initiative, a recent but long-awaited effort to propel the voices from our community, forward. Follow along with us as we listen to, learn from, and honor survivors on their journey to becoming software engineers. “I’m a part of a community of individuals who understand me, and accept me as I am…it is the missing piece. Learning to code has made me whole. I didn’t know that I had such a strong work ethic, or that I have great study habits. I’m not treated like a victim here, I am treated like a burgeoning genius.” Meet Morys. Age 33.  …