Metamorphosis

People rarely talk about the emotional side of scoliosis like many physical disabilities.  Most conversations  focus on the medical aspects: how fast the curves progress and which treatments are effective. Yet for people with scoliosis, the emotional effects are as real as the physical ones. This goes on into adulthood subsequently affecting self-image. How one dresses, clothing that would show the spine curvature and in cases like in mine, very obvious protruding scapula wing were to be avoided.  Prior to the surgery, I would never put any open back clothing and even normal clothes like anything tight around my upper body would make me very self-conscious affecting my self-esteem and my body-image. This project celebrates my personal freedom to finally show my back with no negative emotions. 

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