The Birch Sister Bond

In Lola Shreveport by Lola Magazine

The dynamic sister duo, Victoria and Alexandra Birch, both charming and colorful, may be different in many ways but their roots are firmly founded in the same garden. Victoria and Alexandra were born and raised in Ruston but have extended a reach far beyond their small town. This magnetic pair is one that will immediately steal your heart as it has hundreds of thousands of adoring followers around the world.

Victoria, the older sister by four years, shares her time between Virginia and Louisiana. Her husband, Ben, serves in the Navy and is stationed at Fort Polk. When Ben is off to sea, Victoria is off to Louisiana! She flies back home to work on filming and to be with Alexandra. Splitting time between Louisiana and Virginia has been a bit trying but being with both her husband and her family in Louisiana makes the travel worth wild. Victoria began filming videos in veterinary school when her mom, Kim, noticed Victoria was a natural behind the camera. Kim suggested doing a video to raise awareness for Williams Syndrome. The video quickly went viral. Victoria gained a sizeable following with her quick witted, fun personality and impeccable style. When her sister, Alexandra, appeared with her first cameo in Victoria’s videos the duo became an immediate hit.

Alexandra, the little sister, was diagnoses with Williams Syndrome at the age of one. The Birch family began noticing Alexandra had different characteristics at birth. Although initially taken back, the diagnosis did not come as a huge surprise. Williams syndrome (WS) is a genetic condition that is present at birth and can affect anyone. It is characterized by medical problems, including cardiovascular disease, developmental delays, and learning challenges. These often occur side by side with striking verbal abilities, highly social personalities, and an affinity for music. In other words, Williams Syndrome is a condition that can cause medical complications, but also makes you friendly and fantastic! Her charisma and love for life is beyond contagious. Victoria says, “Alexandra is not great at keeping a secret.” Alexandra says that she simply, “tells it like it is.” Alexandra is abundantly honest, loves a big hug, and radiates pure goodness.

Both Victoria and Alexandra have faced their fair share of challenges. The Birch family decided to homeschool when Alexandra was in elementary school. It was difficult for her to establish friendships as a child. Lucky for Alexandra, she had a built-in best friend at home with Victoria. The family decided years ago to focus on the positive aspects of Williams Syndrome and embrace the many daily blessings it was sure to bring. Some families may find a rare diagnosis such as Williams Syndrome difficult to talk about, but The Birch family have always been open and honest. They are about as close knit as can be and the definition of “what you see is what you get”. Victoria has suffered from anxiety & depression and Alexandra has always been her biggest support. You will rarely find one without the other. Victoria says “It’s kind of hard to be down when you have such a loving soul around you all the time. I love her innocent and positive outlook on life. She’s definitely my emotional support human”. The Birch family takes in all in stride. They find something to be happy about every day, then wrap it up with true sincerity and a whole lot of laughter.

Victoria and Alexandra’s videos have gained so much attention, The Birch Family name has become a brand of it’s own. Birch Merch is a collection of t-shirts, magnets, stickers, and hoodies with a fun boho style. You can get your own Birch Merch at birchfamilyllc.com. A portion of sales benefit the William’s Syndrome Association (WSA). The WSA provides support and awareness of Williams Syndrome to families like The Birch family. Alexandra has thrived in building relationships with others like herself through the WSA. Proceeds from Birch Merch have been a way for the family to give back.

If ever in need of a good dose of human happiness, do yourself a favor and check out their youtube channel. These two keep their giggling with “normal sister-like” interactions and win hearts with their unbreakable bond. Currently, Victoria and Alexandra have a social following of over 300k. Together they encourage their followers to embrace what makes them different and always reminding them to stay weird!