Motivational speaker Lizzie Velasquez offers some inspiration useful to everyone in this clip from Allure that’s going viral.
Lizzie Velasquez is the subject of the new Lifetime documentary, A Brave Heart: The Lizzie Velasquez Story. Made in 2015, the film debuted at the 2015 South By Southwest film festival in Velasquez’s hometown Austin, Texas. It debuted on Lifetime at 8 p.m. on October 17.
When she was a teenager, the 27-year-old Velasquez saw a YouTube video that called her the “World’s Ugliest Woman.” Rather than retreat from public view, she decided to become a motivational speaker and anti-bullying advocate. Velasquez was diagnosed with the incredibly rare neonatal progeroid syndrome and is one of only three known cases in the world. She cannot gain weight and also suffers from early ageing and blindness in her right eye.
Yet Velasquez is a leader of the beautiful people. I think you’ll agree.