Lizzie Velasquez is an American motivational speaker and author. She has a rare congenital disease called Marfan syndrome which prevents her from accumulating body fat.
According to Wikipedia, Marfan syndrome (MFS) is a genetic disorder of connective tissue. The degree to which people are affected varies. People with Marfan’s tend to be tall, and thin, with long arms, legs, fingers and toes.
They also typically have flexible joints and scoliosis. The most serious complications involve the heart and aorta with an increased risk of mitral valve prolapse and aortic aneurysm. Other commonly affected areas include the lungs, eyes, bones, and the covering of the spinal cord.
One day she discovered a YouTube video with 4 million views and thousands of mean comments naming her the “World’s Ugliest Woman.”
In our last round up of our favorite ted talks a lot of our readers requested us to add Lizzie Velasquez’s inspirational talks and instead of just adding her to the list, our team decided to get a whole post published for her. Yes, we love this girl!
In her talks, Lizzie Velasquez gives her honest and powerful opinions on why you are the only person with the power to define who you really are. She shares on how she fights bullying and decided to be happy despite of all the criticisms she recieves.
Best inspirational talks by Lizzie Velasquez
HOW DO YOU DEFINE BEAUTY?
How Do YOU Define Yourself
I Choose To Be Happy
Aside from being a motivational speaker, Lizzie Velasquez is also an author. Her bestselling book – A Brave Heart: has inspired a lot of women to be confident for who they really are. There was also a documentary film that was created for her it was entitled Lizzie Beautiful.
Why do we love Lizzie? She’s unique. She’s beautiful. She’s amazing. And yes – we mean that.
Have you ever looked in yourself in the mirror and actually “liked” what you see? When was the last time you called yourself “beautiful?.”
While watching her talks, there was a light bulb that pop into my head..”Oh yeah she’s right! I don’t have to prove anything to anybody. I don’t need anyone’s affirmations and approval because I am OK with me.”
You should definitely watch all her talks and read her books. The world needs to see that BEAUTY is not artificial, it’s not about what you look like – it’s WAY MORE THAN what other people see or say to you.
YOU ARE BEAUTIFUL. YOU ARE AMAZING.
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