Sophie & Julsie

My name is Sophie and I was diagnosed with Scoliosis by Boston Children’s Hospital when I was eight. I had to wear a back brace for 18 hours each day for 5 years. It was hard to wear my brace because I felt different from all of my friends and it impacted my self-esteem. I was excited to learn about Curvy Girls because I wanted to meet other girls like me. Since I began the Vermont chapter of Curvy Girls I have gained back a lot of my self-confidence and made great connections! I am now on my 5th brace and I only have to wear it at night.

I am so thankful for Curvy Girls. It feels great to know I am helping other girls like me and they have helped me so much in return.