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Living Life With EDS Has Allowed Contortionist Scarlet Checkers To Be Extra Bendy

  • Scarlet Checkers has a rare disorder called Ehlers Danlos Syndrome - EDS for short. This disorder identifies oddly stretchy skin and elastic joints.

  • When you first see her performances, she does all the acts so seamlessly you'd think she's boneless!

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Is it Mister Fantastic? Nope - it’s Scarlet!

Scarlet Checkers has a rare disorder called Ehlers Danlos Syndrome - EDS for short. This disorder identifies oddly stretchy skin and elastic joints. It's characterized by collagen disorder, causing her skin and joints to be stretchy and gummy-like.



Scarlett has too flexible joints that questionably keep her body in one piece, but she can literally fold like origami in multiple forms and sizes. EDS made her famous on the performing scene, and she enjoyed being an entertainer with her unique (dis)ability. Oh, you may remember the red-haired girl taking a tarantula out of her mouth. The video that went viral on socials? Well - it’s the same girl we’re talking about!



Scarlet got the EDS genetically, which means she was born with it. Growing up, she faced many comments regarding her disorder - bullies most of the time. However, Scarlet loved that her body was different from others, which always made her feel special.



When she was a teenager, she used to steal spotlights, impressing her peers with the outrageous arm bending. It all started with impressing others until she realized she could be a performer and make more money with it. And that was her ticket to the circus.


When Scarlet was 18 years old, she connected to a social network for contortionists. She found a trainer online and even had online classes. Some might be puzzled by the entire training, but Scarlet grasped what her trainer told her. Although she was too old to begin with, she mastered this performance thanks to her flexible joints.

Nowadays, Scarlett performs exotic dances on a trapeze, aerial cage performances, and pole dancing spiced with extra bending, to name a few.



When you first see her performances, she does all the acts so seamlessly you'd think she's boneless! But that's far from the truth. Although Scarlett keeps a straight face, she does experience pain while she performs.


Especially when making sudden movements with her body. That puts her bones in danger, as she might be flexible and all that jazz, but she still poses serious health threats for her unique acts.



The world got to know her from YouTube and Instagram, where she shared her EDS story and her enthusiasm about the entertaining business.



Although Scarlett made herself a name on Instagram and grew her popularity with her happiness over her disorder, she still hasn't figured out life. She feels like she might change her mind about being a performer, and that's all due to her feelings.



For the time being, the only duty she feels is enjoying life to the fullest, and she strongly believes it will get her to the right life destination.


She enjoys her life as is and doesn't feel an actual bond with her job. After all, she does experience pain, and she puts her life in danger. Besides her affinities towards contortionist, she is a passionate makeup artist that has her way with a brush, and experiential spirit when hair comes into question. So, who knows, maybe she is the next innovative beauty guru!


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