Thursday, May 15, 2014

'World's Ugliest Woman' Lizzie Velasquez Making Documentary on How to Deal With Bullies

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Lizzie Velasquez is only one of three people the world over who suffer from Neonatal Progeroid Syndrome, a condition that causes her to age faster than usual and lose fat from her face and body. Lizzie is also blind in her right eye.


Because of the syndrome, Lizziee looks very different from the average person. She cannot gain any weight no matter how much eats and she also cannot maintain the weight she has. Therefore, Lizzie Velasquez has been on the receiving end of bullies since she was in kindergarten, and then when she was 17, she stumbled upon an internet video of herself labelling her, "The Ugliest Woman in the World."

Lizzie was shocked, and even more painful were the hateful comments below the video. Some called her "a monster", and others told her to "do the world a favor, put a gun to her head, and kill herself." The cyberbullies brought her very low but Lizzie Velasquez has since turned that negative notoriety to positive fame.

Originally from Austin, Texas, Lizzie is now a published author, motivational speaker, and has even given a TED Talk on the meaning of beauty.

Lizzie is currently making a documentary as a means to give hope to people on the receiving end of bullying, to encourage them to never give up. The project is sub-titled "A documentary following the life of Lizzie Velasquez, her triumphant journey to the other side of bullying, and her mission to inspire and empower a more positive online environment."

Below is the Kickstarter video. For more information on how you can help, please visit TheLizzieProject.com.







3 comments:

  1. I'm ThelmaThinks and I'm definitely with Lizzie.
    #NoMoreBullying.

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  2. I read an article about her last year and the comments i saw made me cry So much. I dont know why people think it is funny to say vile things.

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  3. I'm GRETEL. And I'm with Lizzie.

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