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Lizzie Velásquez

Stand With Lizzie: Help Get the School Safety Improvement Act Passed in 2016

Akoshia Yoba | Posted 12.31.2015 | Education
Akoshia Yoba

Bullying is a societal issue with potentially detrimental ripple effects spreading well beyond the perceived victim, to negatively impact the wellbei...

Lizzie Velasquez Fights Back Against Bullying (video)

GVH Live | Posted 11.11.2015 | College
GVH Live

By Nadia Watson Every October, schools, organizations, and celebrities across the country join forces in honoring National Bullying Prevention Mont...

How Being Called The 'World's Ugliest Woman' Transformed Her Life

The Huffington Post | Sasha Bronner | Posted 10.23.2015 | Women

Until last year, no one had an explanation for why Lizzie Velasquez looks the way she does. She was a giant question mark. When she was born at just ...

Why Lizzie Velasquez Is 'Thankful' For Her Online Haters

The Huffington Post | Rahel Gebreyes | Posted 09.28.2015 | Good News

Activist Lizzie Velasquez won't let the haters bring her down.  Even after a wildly successful TEDx talk and the release of a docu...

Activist Lizzie Velasquez Knows Beauty Isn't Skin Deep

The Huffington Post | Rahel Gebreyes | Posted 09.25.2015 | Women

Lizzie Velasquez knows that being beautiful has nothing to do with what you look like on the outside. In an interview with HuffPost Liv...

Lizzie Velasquez, Called 'Monster' Online, Creates New, Safe Space For Bullying Victims

The Huffington Post | Eleanor Goldberg | Posted 09.17.2015 | Impact

When Lizzie Velasquez was a teenager, the Internet was nothing short of a hateful place. But as an adult, the motivational speaker is workin...

Take the High Road With Lizzie Velasquez: Inspiration from SXSW 2015

Shelley Zalis | Posted 05.27.2015 | Women
Shelley Zalis

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.

Dear Young and Fearless: Life Is Beautiful

Damali Elliott | Posted 01.03.2015 | Arts
Damali Elliott

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.

Once Called 'World's Ugliest Woman,' Inspirational Woman Now Creating An Anti-Bullying Movie

AP | Posted 05.27.2014 | Impact

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — In December 2013, she inspired millions with her TED Talk. Now Lizzie Velasquez, once called "the world's ugliest woman," hopes...

From Ugliest Woman in the World to the Most Beautiful -- Lizzie Velasquez's Inspiring Story

Shira Lazar | Posted 07.07.2014 | Good News
Shira Lazar

In the debut episode of our new series #GetHappy, Lizzie Velasquez dished on how to stay ahead of the haters and live a happy, positive life.

WATCH: This Inspirational Woman Empowers Others To Be Great Public Speakers

The Huffington Post | Sarah Barness | Posted 03.05.2014 | Impact

Lizzie Velasquez knows what it means to have all eyes on her. She suffers from a rare syndrome that prevents her from gaining weight, and has caus...

The Question My Daughter Has To Learn To Answer

Nicole Scott | Posted 05.03.2014 | Parents
Nicole Scott

We choose. We decide. We define who we are and what we are capable of. And when we define ourselves -- it's when we really shine.

Labeled 'World's Ugliest Woman,' Motivational Speaker Turns Hate Into Love

The Huffington Post | Sarah Barness | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact

Lizzie Velasquez is one of three known people in the world who suffers from a rare syndrome, which prevents her from gaining weight and has caused bli...

'Maybe You Should Stop Staring And Start Learning'

Posted 09.14.2012 | Healthy Living

Twenty-three-year-old Lizzie Velasquez was born without any adipose tissue -- meaning she has no fat on her body. As a result, she weighs just 58 ...

Lizzie Velasquez, 56-Pound Woman, Must Eat Every 15 Minutes To Stay Alive (VIDEO)

Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

Lizzie Velasquez suffers from a rare disorder and must eat every 15 minutes to stay alive. Velasquez, a 21-year-old Texan, is unable to put on weight...