Born and raised in New York City, Alexa Cucchiara is a commissioned artist, author, designer, entrepreneur, health and wellness advocate, speaker, and storyteller. Early in her career, she found her unique upbringing to propel her to study at The Art Students League of New York and Fashion Institute of Technology during her childhood, fostering her passion for art and design. In high school, she had her illustrations published on covers and inside Creative Outlook, and used her creativity to drive her entrepreneurial spirit and launched a jewelry business, One Twist Co.
Today, Alexa is a senior at Fordham University’s Gabelli School of Business and a member of Beta Gamma Sigma. She recently published her first book, Power to Persevere: Inspiring Stories to Help You Get Through Challenging Moments which debuted as a Best Seller and #1 in Teen & Young Adult Diseases, Illnesses, and Injuries, Teen & Young Adult Physical Impairment, and Teen & Young Adult Body, Mind & Spirit on Amazon.
After surviving cancer at a young age, Alexa has found a deep passion in influencing others to live their best life despite their own misfortunes. She believes in the beauty of balance and the magic of taking control of your health. She uses her platform to encourage and motivate others to live their life to the fullest despite their unforeseen circumstances and helps others work through their own obstacles.
Alexa knows she survived to help others and shine her positive light throughout the world. That’s what she aims to do every day. She uses her life experiences to show others who may feel alone in their struggles that they aren’t defined by their current predicaments. To connect and inquire, please contact her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
A letter from Alexa:
I wanted to thank you for joining me in my journey and believing in my mission. In 2017, my whole life turned around. I was faced with a sudden cancer diagnosis at the age of 19, and just a few days after I turned 20, I started chemotherapy. I often believed cancer was sure to be the end of me when it was my daily battle. However, my faith gave me strength, helping me persevere. Through my trauma, I have learned how to become grounded, love my body like never before, find beauty in the world, and most importantly, find purpose.
If I could beat death, then nothing can stop me.
It took a lot of self-work and reflection to find myself where I am today on my life journey. There was no one to guide me. I had to figure it all out on my own. Although this was a challenging time, my life changed for the best. I made my goal to spread the lessons I experienced to a wider audience and help others find their “why,” leading me to write and publish Power to Persevere.
I have fully transformed my life and reinvented myself.
It was not until I faced cancer that I started to take my health more seriously. My gift of survival changed the way I view life. I knew that everything was happening for me. Like any challenge, it was an opportunity for me to learn and grow. I was able to hone in and understand the meaning of the life I was supposed to lead.
During and after treatment, I made it a point to get in daily movement, eat nourishing foods, and practice mindfulness. Although it was difficult at times, I kept reminding myself of the essence of persistency and patience. Overall, I was able to experience the healing power of mindset, exercise, nutrition, and meditation like never before. My entire life has changed in a positive way.
Today, I use my story to transform lives.
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She is so inspiring!Nicolette W.
She’s nothing less than impressive.Alexa Curtis