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VIDEO: Lizzie Velasquez

Read the article THEN watch the video.

This is an outstanding article and video. Oh, yes, have the tissues ready.


http://youtu.be/c62Aqdlzvqk

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?”

Read more: http://abcnews.go.com/Health/Wellness/texas-woman-gain-weigh...

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.”

Continue:
http://www.mystatesman.com/news/lifestyles/parenting/lizzie-...



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man-tears! courage & inner-spirit defined!

compared to her, nope: I ain't got a single problem. not. a. one.

puts things in perspective, eh?

powerful powerful powerful, indeed.

thanks emal!

Predictions in due Time...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zGDisyWkIBM

"Let it not be said that no one cared, that no one objected once it's realized that our liberties and wealth are in jeopardy." - Dr. Ronald Ernest Paul

jrd3820's picture

Do you have a link for the article?

Right now it looks like the whole article is pasted here, it might be copyright wise to maybe consider shortening to 3 paragraphs and adding the article link which I couldn't find.

Beyond that though, thanks for posting. It is a strong message, I remember hearing about her a few years back. She is very much in control of her happiness. I'm watching the video right now, it is a good video so far.

“I like nonsense, it wakes up the brain cells. Fantasy is a necessary ingredient in living.”
― Dr. Seuss

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jrd3820's picture

:)

Good post, I just wasn't sure where to find the article since it didn't have the title.

Like I said, I have heard her story before, and she is pretty inspiring.

Thanks for posting Emalvini.

“I like nonsense, it wakes up the brain cells. Fantasy is a necessary ingredient in living.”
― Dr. Seuss

Texas Woman Can't Gain Weight, Bullied Over Looks

Texas Woman Can't Gain Weight, Bullied Over Looks

Sept. 14, 2012
By KATIE MOISSE
via GOOD MORNING AMERICA

Lizzie Velasquez gets a lot of stares. The 23-year-old senior at Texas State University stands 5 feet, 2 inches tall and weighs just 58 pounds.

"I can't gain weight," said Velasquez, describing the rare syndrome that blocks her body from storing fat. As a result, Velasquez is skin and bones despite eating around the clock.

"My stomach is so small that I can't eat that much," she said. "So about 30 minutes after eating I'm ready to eat again. I snack a lot just to keep my energy up."

http://abcnews.go.com/Health/Wellness/texas-woman-gain-weigh...