VIDEO: Lizzie VelasquezSubmitted by emalvini on Sun, 07/27/2014 - 14:26
Read the article THEN watch the video.
This is an outstanding article and video. Oh, yes, have the tissues ready.
By Nicole Villalpando - American-Statesman Staff
On Dec. 5, Lizzie Velasquez, speaking to an Austin Music Hall full of women, girls and the men who love them asked a simple question: “What defines you?”
Her 13-minute speech at the close of TEDxAustinWomen invited her audience to consider using the negativity in their lives to make their lives better, just as the now 25-year-old Austinite has done. As a teenager, she was the unwitting subject of a short YouTube video with the label “The World’s Ugliest Woman.”