Hi there. I’m Sophia, the Leader of the San Diego Curvy Girls group. I am a senior in high school and will graduate in May of 2023. My scoliosis journey began at age nine when I was diagnosed with a curve of 20 degrees. I then started wearing a WCR brace 18-20 hours a day. Despite my efforts of wearing a brace for seven years and practicing Schroth Physical Therapy, my curve slowly progressed to 53 degrees. In May of 2021, when I was fifteen, I had a successful spinal fusion surgery. A year after surgery, I am grateful to say that I am pain free and more confident than ever. I am even back to competitive dancing!
Outside of Curvy Girls, I am a member of the Varsity Dance Team at my school. My dance team performs at football and basketball games in addition to participating in dance competitions and concerts. I love performing and the strong work ethic of my team has taught me to always go the extra mile. I am also a School Ambassador and a member of the National Honor Society at my school. My favorite subjects are Biology, English and Psychology. I enjoy writing, public speaking, volunteering at local community events and spending time with my family and friends.
I have been a Curvy Girls co-Leader since 2019 and a Leader since 2021. Curvy Girls is a valuable resource where we can talk with girls who truly understand the challenge of scoliosis. I wanted to be a leader to be able to empower and provide support for other girls. Scoliosis can be scary and leave us filled with fear. Curvy Girls helped me turn my fear into hope. Through Curvy Girls, I gained a positive attitude and I hope to help others do the same.