When an Internet video calling her "The World's Ugliest Woman" went viral, Lizzie Velasquez set out to discover what truly makes us beautiful. Now she shares. Lizzie Velásquez, born with a rare medical condition, opens her soul and shares Your parents did an excellent job because you seem very strong and sure of. "Lizzie" Velasquez was first bullied as a child in school for looking different and, later online “It's imperative that kids all ages see this beautiful, inspiring film.
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Crina Madalina. The Quakers were a group of people who lived under very strict religion and rules. Not knowing what else to do, you simply leave it alone. View 2 comments. Be that person.
My problems are nothing compared to yours. But if you can do it, I can too. I will pray with all my heart you finally receive a proper diagnosis. You've inspired me! You have a great attitude!
It makes me feel ashamed for ever feeling sorry for myself. You really inspire me. Keep it up, Lizzie! I am 21 years old and have never watched anyone my own age with as much courage and heart as yourself. Wish you the very best in the future.
You sure are a fighter and you help me fight a little more too. I'm dealing with depression and sometimes life seems too hard for me.
When I read your story, I knew that I - too - have to fight. But that day, she realized that she was in charge of her life, and that she could choose to send it down a good path or a bad path. So she decided to take up motivational speaking as a career. For years now, Lizzie has been spreading her knowledge of bullying to admirers across the globe. She has written three books, two of which have been written in Spanish as well. These books include Lizzie Beautiful: She started her YouTube channel5 a few years back and has millions of views on her videos.
Lizzie Velasquez is now twenty-six years old and has never weighed over sixty-four pounds. With her positive outlook in life, as well as an amazing attitude and high self-esteem, Elizabeth Ann Velasquez is most likely one of the most successful women alive. Chapter Three: So, what does Lizzie Velasquez stand for? As a matter of fact, the issue that Lizzie is fighting against is so painstakingly simple that it makes it just downright sad to think that so many people undertake it and judge it as a non-issue.
Bullying is, most likely, the worlds biggest issue.
There are so many people who take it for granted and expect it to all be over soon. Well, thats what we thought when it first started, a few hundred years ago. Well, probably even more than that. You see, bullying has been around since the beginning of time, only back then it was given the title of harassment, abuse, or even simply fighting.
First Impressions. When you think of bullies, what comes to mind? Most of you reading this probably thought right away of the big, burly football player who steals your lunch money. Probably none of you thought of your little sister. Probably none of you expected the nerd. If you think about it, that angel face and those gigantic glasses act as a shield to the bully.
Its almost as good as being invisible, to them. Maybe youve even befriended a bully based upon their looks, not realizing that theyre not the person they appear to be. It is actually a proven fact that the human brain tends to make rash or hasty decisions when deciding who to trust.
People always say that if you get lost in an airport, find a mother with children. Its more likely that this woman would help you, rather than attempt to kidnap you if she already has children of her own.
However, this isnt always the case. This is just one example of how your brain makes rash decisions or crude assumptions. In a more likely situation, you would find yourself in association with a bully beyond your knowledge. Forms of Bullying What most people dont realize is that theres more than just one form of bullying. Physical Bullying.
Physical bullying is probably the most typical of the four types of bullying mentioned in this book. Physical bullying could look something like this: Youre at the drinking fountain, when somebody slams your face down into the water spout, trips you from behind, takes your lunch money, then delivers a quick series of attacks to your face with their fists before running off.
This is what most of us think of when we think of bullying, and its a very stereotypical form of bullying. Verbal Bullying Verbal Abuse Another popular form of bullying is verbal bullying, or verbal abuse. There are multiple people in this world who dont understand how much verbal abuse can hurt. Heres what verbal abuse may look like: Someone you have known for ages comes up to you. When theyre done, they walk away, simply ignoring the fact that theyve just hurt you and pretending as if they couldnt care less.
Sniper Bullying Sniper bullies, as some people like to call them, are bullies who do the bullying in private, shielded from the eye of the public. These kinds of bullies.
An example of this form of this form of bullying may look something like this: This girl you barely know comes up to you and asks if you want to talk. Not sensing any problem, you agree.
But when you get out behind the school, the girl shoves you to the ground and starts to accuse you of stealing her friend. The next day, she acts as if it never happened. And you two are the only two living beings who know of your conversation.
Cyber Bullying Cyber bullying is most likely the most popular and also the most terrible form of bullying. Cyber bullies are usually incredibly difficult to catch, since nobody really ever knows who they actually are.
The thing that makes cyber bullying such an insanely huge issue is the fact that most people do it without thinking or even knowing what theyre doing. Cyber bullying is done through forms of social media or virtual communication transmitted through electronic devices. It is both a combination of verbal and sniper bullying.
Sometimes, you know the bully, and other times, they could live on the opposite side of the Earth. Cyber bullies, or trolls, so to speak, are usually anonymous. They sit down behind their laptop or android device and begin to type. They usually continue to bully until they get a reaction from the so called victim. An example of cyber bullying may look something like this: You get home from school and open your laptop, eager to check your email and see if your best friend wrote back.
Then you see an email from an un-titled address. You open it, and as your eyes flicker across the screen, you catch a few simple fraises: Fat, ugly, mean, annoying. Not knowing what else to do, you simply leave it alone. It hurts, but at least the bully doesnt write back again. Chapter Four: Other Activists In this chapter, youre going to read about some other activists, besides Lizzie Velasquez. Some stand for equal rights, some fight against bullying. They all share the same common goal.
Jane Goodall Jane Goodall is a very well-known animal rights activist. She was born in in London, England. Her love of animals first began when Goodalls father gave her a life-like stuffed chimpanzee titled, Jubilee, by her father. To this day, she still keeps the stuffed animal that her mothers friends considered vulgar and frightening to young Goodall. Jane Goodall is strictly vegetarian and cares so much for these animals that she wrote a letter to Air France criticizing their transportation of monkeys to laboratories for testing.
Susan B. Anthony Susan B. Anthony was born in Massachusetts on February 15th, Her school refused to teach her long division, since she was of female gender, and her father began to home school her. Being raised by a Quaker7 family, Anthony was accustomed to very strict rules and religion.
But as she got older, she dropped all religion and became a womens rights activist. Rosa Parks Rosa Parts is a racial rights activist, meaning that she stands for the freedom of black and white people alike. When she was a young woman, she was on the city bus, riding in one of the front seats, when she was asked to give up her seat for a white man.
After that, Parks was sentenced to prison for refusal to follow the law. Her act of rebellion has inspired many people of many different races. Glossary Poverty: The state or condition of having little or no money, goods, or means of support; condition of being poor. Pathology, psychiatry, a group of symptoms together are characteristic of a specific disorder, disease, or the like. Without any name acknowledged, as that of author, contributor, the like.
Martin Luther King Jr. Lizzie Beautiful: Her mother contributed to the publication and writing of this book. Choosing Happiness is a non-fiction book about learning to choose happiness and accepting yourself for who you truly are. It was written in Heres a link to the video of Lizzies speech: