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Anti-Bullying Advocate Lizzie Velasquez Debuts Inspiring Documentary 'A Brave Heart' at SXSW

Anti-Bullying Advocate Lizzie Velasquez Debuts Inspiring Documentary 'A Brave Heart' at SXSW

Anti-bullying advocate Lizzie Velasquez speaks on stage about her brand new documentary A Brave Heart: The Lizzie Velasquez Story at the 2015 SXSW Festival this past weekend.

The 26-year-old inspiring young woman was once deemed “The World’s Ugliest Woman” in a disgusting YouTube video, and instead of taking it lying down, she has fought back against bullying. Lizzie has a YouTube channel and vlogs about her story, delivered a TED Talk that went viral, and has spoken in front of Congress in support of anti-bullying legislation.

Lizzie has a rare congenital condition that does not have a name. The condition affects her eyes, her immune system, and causes her to have 0% body fat.

“You have to be fully aware and confident that you are enough just being you,” Lizzie said (via MTV). “That’s enough! You don’t have to live up to anyone else’s standards, you don’t have to look like anyone else, you don’t have to compare yourself to anyone else. You being you is enough, and you putting your positivity and good vibes out into the world, once you get to that point absolutely everything will fall into place. Whether it’s your personal life, your work life, your school life, your confidence, everything will fit once you believe in yourself.”

Celebs have supported Lizzie as well. Chris Pratt recently tweeted, “Lizzie is a REAL hero and exactly the internet needs. Well done @bobfaris Watch this you guys! @ABraveHeartFilm.”

Watch the trailer for her film below…


A Brave Heart: The Lizzie Velasquez Story – Trailer

Click inside to watch Lizzie Valasquez’s amazing Ted Talk from almost two years ago…


Lizzie Valasquez Ted Talk

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Photos: Getty
Posted to: 2015 SXSW, Lizzie Velasquez

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  • Rudewaitress

    God bless this woman.. her inner self is very beautiful…that is all that counts!!

  • Shelly

    I think she’s beautiful love her eyes & clothes girl knows how to dress :)

  • LOYALEXPATRIATE

    Hey Lizzie YOU GO GIRL!!!

  • Ifigeneia

    Good God I’m crying, but I have a huge smile on my face.She’s truly remarkable and inspiring :’)

  • StJames Jesse

    Woww. That’s a truly admirable woman.

  • L’Opinion de MyMy

    She’s inspiring !

  • Guest

    Good luck to her.

  • JustThat

    RESPECT GIRL !!!

  • Tick

    Good for her.

  • Di Barker

    People like Lizzie, make the world a better place!

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