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Hi! I’m Anjali, and I am 18 years old. I love to dance—I’ve been learning Indian classical dance since I was 4. I also enjoy reading, acting, and traveling.

My scoliosis journey began in August of 2016. My family and I discovered I had scoliosis at a regular doctor’s appointment, and the whole situation took us by surprise. We had barely heard of scoliosis, and never imagined that I would have it. I was diagnosed with a 43 degree thoracic curve, and soon received a Minnesota brace. Initially, we were very worried, and my mom spent hours scouring the internet for helpful information. We received so much help from people across the country— people we didn’t even know! It felt comforting to know that someone had my back (ba-dum-psh!) and were there to support me. As I discovered new things, like Schroth therapy and Curvy Girls, I felt more confident, and realized how lucky I was to have this support. It’s challenging to live with scoliosis and wear an uncomfortable brace all the time, and it’s even harder when you don’t have anyone to talk to. No one should have to go through it alone, and I feel that Curvy Girls has given me a great opportunity to give the same help and encouragement to other girls going through scoliosis.

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