Ethical Storytelling Initiative: Morys

Back in August 2021, we introduced to you Morys, a trafficking survivor participating in our software development training program. His story was the first we featured in the AnnieCannons Ethical Storytelling Initiative, our survivor story series that centers around the voices, motivations and aspirations of individuals impacted by human trafficking and other forms of gender-based violence.  Morys first came to AnnieCannons after losing “any tangible connection to [his] future” and searching online, day and night, for any help to get his life back. He described AnnieCannons as a “lifeline” and “the missing piece,” where he quickly found a community of people who understood, and accepted, him as he was.  Although he wasn’t initially sure he had the discipline to succeed in the program, his doubts were quickly dispelled, and replaced by self-discoveries and visions of a future with boundless possibilities.  “Training has been a beautiful challenge. One of the most exciting [things] isn’t just finding out what I love…it’s also learning what I don’t like to do. From learning new software to language libraries, I’m constantly narrowing my focus. I better understand the programmer I’m going to be each and every week.” Since starting on his journey earlier this year, …