Lizzie Velasquez is one of the only two reported people in the world who suffers from a disease that prevents her from gaining weight.
As if going to high school and college wasn’t hard enough already, Velasquez was also the subject of a viral YouTubevideo that labeled her the ugliest woman in existence and garnered comments asking her do the world a favor and kill herself.
But she always had a choice.
Velasquez describes in thisTed Talkwhat it means to define ourselves, along with how she triumphed over the tremendous obstacles put in front of her to become the role model she is today.
This video is funny, inspirational, and a great reminder that wealth, appearance and social media accounts couldn’t be farther from the things that truly measure our character, courage and willpower.