Lizzie Velásquez asks a very important question in this Tedx Talk: How do you define yourself?
I’m sure that all of you have seen this video at some point, but if you’re like me, you’ve been putting off watching it. I have finally sat down at watched this video and I am so happy that I finally did and I hope that you all take the time to watch it as well.
For those of you who are unaware of who Velásquez is, she was subjected to online bullying after a video claiming she was the “ugliest woman in the world.”
Velásquez suffers from a rare disease that only two other people in the world are known to have it. She has zero percent body fat and is unable to gain any weight. Her body requires her to eat a meal nearly every 15 minutes.
Despite all of the obstacles and bullying she has been subjected to, Velásquez has taken her life into her own hands and figured out her goals in life and one by one is reaching them. She has graduated with a degree in Communication Studies and is a motivational speaker.
Her Tedx Talk is fantastic because it is a great thing to ask yourself. How do you define yourself? What makes you the person you are? Are you reaching your goals? Are you happy with your life? All of these questions are important and need to be answered as soon as possible.
Do yourself a favor and watch this video, it is definitely worth your time.