Saturday, October 19, 2013

I Choose To Be Happy Lizzie Valasquez at TEDxYouth@Austin


Born with no adipose tissue, Lizzie Velasquez is a 60-pound, 23-year-old woman on a mission to share her story. She wants to teach people to look beyond the exterior, their own and others’, to help them acknowledge and embrace their inner beauty.

Only three people in the world have the condition that makes her so unique, and doctors are uncertain what it is. Her body is unable to store fat or muscle. One of her eyes is blind; the other has limited vision. Her appearance can be startling at first glance.

Velasquez is no stranger to bullying. Some people stare, make ugly comments or send vicious e-mails, but this gutsy young woman has the grit to speak out. She is honest about the pain it causes her, though she refuses to let anything stop her.

Lizzie's Website

Book: Be Beautiful, Be You

Source: #545 Lizzie Velasquez is beautiful

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