How Do YOU Define Yourself—- Lizzie Velasquez at TEDxAustinWomen

This is Lizzie Velasquez, and she is beautiful. She has Albinism. And she is beautiful. She is one of the most inspiring people I have ever encountered. There are only three people in the world with Albinism. And she is one of them.

Named the ugliest woman in the world by some cyber-bully, she decided to take such a hurtful title and turn it into a purpose.

Born with a condition so rare not only does it not have a name and there are only 3 people known to have it.Can you imagine finding out that some spiteful little thumb warrior has dubbed you the ugliest woman in the world? Imagine the weight that can carry. Imagine feeling like your life is over because mean people like him, and some of the commentators on the same video, exist.

And then imagine taking a vicious thing and turning it into a positive.

Maybe we forget that ugly doesn’t live on the outside. Maybe at times we need a reminder that it resides in the core of who you are. Maybe today you were reminded of that.
But, let me ask you before you go, What defines you?

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