CREATE at Arizona Science Center in downtown Phoenix is a place where science and art come together and it may be the perfect place for 16-year-old Rwby (pronounced as Ruby) to spend the day. The sprawling space filled with laser cutters and 3-D printers allowed Rwby to tap into her passions – science, math, art and creativity. “Rwby is a really creative youth,” says Jen Workman, Rwby's youth advocate. “She is intelligent. She has her own unique style.” That style is pretty relaxed, Rwby says. “I’m mainly lazy,” she jokes. “I like to play video games, draw, sleep – and eat.”
Playing video games could be considered research for her current project – developing the complex mythology and choreography of a video game based on Pokémon characters. Rwby says she dreams of a creative career as a designer and model maker for museums.
Rwby, who identifies as female, isn’t fussy about the composition of her forever family, only that they support her. “Rwby is open to any kind of family,” Workman says. “She definitely wants an LGBT-friendly family that understands and respects her sexual orientation and gender identity.” Rwby, who lives in a group home, would also thrive in a welcoming foster family, Workman says. Rwby would like to join a family with a pet. “Any pet would do, actually,” she says. “I would just like to care for something.”
For more information about Rwby, please contact AASK at (602) 930-4900 or via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.