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How Do YOU Define Yourself Lizzie Velasquez at TEDxAustinWomen

This is a video you won’t forget so soon 🙂
13.10 mn of bravery, wisdom & a lot more each one of you is going to take in his/her own way.
I have learnt from it that the body is a shell if without a soul & hers shines through the darkest of tunnels as bright as can be… it is full of humor, upbeat, ambitious so deep & wise you can’t go any further (Through Media’s unique emphasis on it we just got sidetrack for a bit too long 🙂 )

There is so much to learn, to take with, remember where our priorities should be if we want to reach our full potential & never doubt in each & everyone of us when we think we don’t mean that much…

We all have a place on this planet.

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Published on 20 Dec 2013
n a time when beauty is defined by supermodels, success is defined by wealth, and fame is deified by how many followers you have on social media, Lizzie Velasquez asks the question how do you define yourself? Once labeled, “The Worlds Ugliest Woman,” Lizzie decided to turn things around and create her own definitions of what she defines as beauty and happiness.

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I Choose To Be Happy Lizzie Velasquez at TEDxYouth@Austin
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6 responses »

  1. Powerful! I love her attitude and that she overcame the negativity in a very positive way.

    • That is indeed a powerful message. We tend to think our negativity will stay just that forever but she encourages us to turn it around and use it to our benefit which is really neat… soon we could be finding ourselves asking for it as step-stone-material 🙂
      Thanks for commenting!

  2. At last I get the chance to comment on this excellent video… I watched it and it made me cry from my little mobile phone on Sunday As I logged into my emails… This young woman has so much inner strength and wisdom… She truly is an inspiration for those who are bullied and verbally abused..
    I know when I was in my teens I was as skinny as a rake.. and would get called ‘Twiggy’ in a derogatory fashion. How ever in the 60’s we had the Famous Twiggy the Model.. So I would turn it around and say thank you its nice being compared to a top model… 🙂 😉

    But it hurt.. and These comments have lasting impressions upon a young mind, and how you feel about your body etc…. and it took me into my late 40’s before I learnt to Like Me.. and even then I was still doing work upon myself until a few years ago…

    So I thank you for sharing… More should see this and her courage…
    Blessings to you you
    Love Sue xox

    • I am so happy it left as strong an impression as it did on me!
      Having had since I was sixteen a few kilos to lose, adding some more along the years & having to deal constantly with it makes it hard for me to understand how one could suffer from NOT being overweight 🙂
      But I understand that kids are bullied often for no particular reason other than having been picked out…
      When you see photos of some who tell their story, you see the most good looking, charming, cute kids but bullies are cunning & have their own set of rules of how to get about realizing their plan.
      Our responsibility as parents is to prepare them in order not to strike out as a potential victim.
      I was very naive in my younger years because I had no idea it existed that’s why I think it’s essential & wonderful that today it’s out in the open and is a subject of debate & discussion.
      Thanks again for your constant support! It’s very much appreciated 🙂


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