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My Worst Nightmare—An Operation—Set Me Free

As a teenager with scoliosis, I was so terrified of surgery I spent years living in a brace. But my worst fear was the thing that eventually helped me learn to love my body.

Me Against My Spine

Because of my scoliosis, I thought I had to show everyone else I was capable. But the only one doubting my ability was me.

From Feeling Stupid To Feeling Included

As a blind person, the acceptance shown to me in my yoga class reminds me that everything can be accessible to the disabled, if people let it be.

Spina Bifida Couldn’t Stop This Elite CrossFitter From Chasing Her Dreams

Being smart about strength training has made it possible for Lindy Barber to compete at a high level, despite a host of spinal conditions.

Staying Ahead Of The Curve

Action movie star John Wells has the spinal curvature of an 80 year woman. Through fitness, he stays ahead of scoliosis.

My Problem Wasn’t My Size. It Was My Scoliosis.

Learning yoga made me stop blaming my weight and instead come to terms with my invisible disability.

Middle School Principal Vs. Pain

Breast cancer, multiple sclerosis, osteoporosis, scoliosis, and a little disorder colloquially called "the suicide disease." This former educator turned yogi isn't letting any of them get her down

Unbowed, Unbent, Unbroken

How a self-conscious teenage girl came through scoliosis to become a proud, irrepressible young woman.