She wants you to think twice before posting memes like this.
And how her Latino roots shaped who she is today.
"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.
Or coming from the perspective of, "Well they should be made fun of because it will make them stronger and it will make their
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"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.