Woman Treated As ‘Monster’ Teaches A Beautiful Lesson

Eric Scheiner
By Eric Scheiner | January 10, 2014 | 1:44 PM EST

A few years back someone posted Lizzie Velasquez’s picture on the internet and titled it the “World’s Ugliest Woman.” It received millions of views.

Velasquez suffers from a very rare syndrome that doesn’t allow her to gain weight. In a recent speech the 24 year old discussed the obstacles she overcame since birth. She frankly told about the reactions people have to her appearance and how she chose to not let others define her.

She says she wouldn’t let herself be defined by those who called her a monster. Now she asks you, “What defines who you are as a person?”

h/t Young Conservatives

Eric Scheiner
Eric Scheiner
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