Pueblo County, CO
Dress Code Reform Initiative
Addy has always wanted to help communities in a meaningful way but wasn’t always sure how to do so. As they became more aware and conscious of the surrounding world, the feeling of complacency became impossible to ignore. Not knowing how to help, or where to begin, Addy started with what they knew best, writing. They began to write how they felt, what they knew, and what they saw. Literature was Addy’s spark. Eventually, this conviction in their unspoken words grew outward, giving Addy the confidence to express themselves vocally. All of this led them to the Ruth Project. Now possessing the support and tools needed to articulate themselves publicly, they are taking the lead in their own community in hopes of being an example to anyone who has ever felt discouraged in establishing the change they want to see. Addy’s initiative was a complete victory, with a full policy reform by July 2022.