Supporting Convention 2018
Hi! My name is Celeste. I am 14 years old and live in Sioux Falls, South Dakota.
I was diagnosed with scoliosis when I was 8 years old after I fell off the monkey bars. My shoulder had hurt for days and after an x-ray the doctors came to the conclusion that I had scoliosis. Within a few weeks I was fitted for a brace. I had just turned 9 years old. I loved my brace so much and wore it 24/7. My curious 3rd grade class kept asking questions about what my brace was and what it meant for me. I had to answer them over and over again. Still, in 8th grade now and all the years leading up to it I got asked questions continuously. I kept having to answer them but I didn’t mind. I enjoy educating people on scoliosis. After answering the probably millionth question, I would consider myself a scoliosis-explaining expert. I did end up having a spinal fusion when I was 13 years old. I am now on my 4th brace and hope for the best!
I enjoy theater, art and traveling. When I’m older I want to help change the world for the better or be an actress.
I found Curvy Girls by randomly searching Instagram one night and as a leader I want to connect girls from South Dakota and the surrounding area to remind them that they are not alone. I want to provide a place for all of us to connect to one another.