Lizzie Velasquez

She wants you to think twice before posting memes like this.
"It took me many years to be able to say 'I'm confident in myself. I like who I am.'"
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Motivational speaker and author, Lizzie Velásquez shares how she has built her self-confidence up after being called "The World's Ugliest Woman," and shares how others can do the same.
I noticed when looking at the language of this bill would seem to protect students based on the standard anti-discrimination
By Nadia Watson One out of every four students have reported being bullied during this past school year which, for Lizzie
"The only way I could show those people that they weren’t going to become my definition and my truth was to somehow make myself better."
Once called the "world's ugliest woman," Velasquez says the online trolls motivate her.
After being labeled the "world's ugliest woman," she's learned to reconsider traditional beauty standards.
When she was a teen, Velasquez saw a commenter online labeled her "World's Ugliest Woman."
As I stood up to address the group, including Lizzie's parents and brother, I had trouble putting together a sentence. And I'm never speechless. Actions do speak louder than words, and when I first learned about what Lizzie was doing for women and anyone who's been bullied, I was struck by her courage.
Close your eyes and begin to daydream about life, the places that excite you, challenges you face, people that encourage you, love, anguish, goals, dreams and last, but not least, purpose.