I am inspirational speaker, author, subject of the film A BRAVE HEART and anti-bullying activist Lizzie Velasquez. AMA!
Hello, I am Lizzie Velasquez.
I was born with a very rare syndrome that makes it difficult for me to gain weight. At 17, I found a video that a stranger made on YouTube, calling me "the World's Ugliest Woman." And from that, I turned a negative experience into a positive one, and became a motivational speaker against bullying. I've also written 3 books.
As a result of my experiences, in December 2013, I gave a TED Talk on How YOU define yourself that went viral.
I am the subject of the new film A Brave Heart: The Lizzie Velasquez Story, which premiered at SXSW today.
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And I'm looking forward to answering your questions today. Victoria's with me in Austin. AMA.
Update: I appreciate every. single. one. of your comments, and support, and you joining us and being behind us. And I can't wait to take you on this next journey with us.