My name is Alexe and I am 13. My scoliosis was first found when I was 7. I have been wearing a brace since I was 9 and I see my specialist every 6 months. I have to wear my brace for 18 or more hours every day.

I have decided to be a co-leader of Curvy Girls as I want to be able to help girls who are going through the same thing as me feel less alone. All girls with scoliosis deserve a chance to feel good about themselves and being there for them and making sure they feel supported makes me feel happy.

I love to swim and play with my dog Scout. I have always liked art and all those crafty type things. Art has always been my favorite thing to do in my spare time, as I like to express all my emotions on paper. I LOVE reading and I have such a big book collection and I am always seen with a book.

Scoliosis doesn’t stop me from doing the things I love to do. So never let scoliosis stop you from doing the things you love to do.