Adolescence is a time of immense physical and emotional transformation. For filmmaker Ligaiya Romero, scoliosis was a shaping force — both literally and figuratively. Throughout her childhood and teens, she endured multiple surgeries and various back braces. Romero's retelling of her trauma is emotional. Upon reflection, Romero has shifted her perspective about her experience and has grown from it. In the above video, Romero describes what her adolescent scoliosis means to her now.