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What We Can Learn from ‘World’s Ugliest Woman’ Lizzie Velasquez

Each and every one of us have faced moments in our lives that have challenged the very fabric of our being. Unwanted moments that have brought us face to face with parts of ourselves that would never have been healed if it weren’t for the difficulties that brought them to our attention.

Meet Lizzie Velasquez. Lizzie was born with a condition that is so rare that only two other people are known to have it. Lizzie has zero percent body fat and has never weighed more than 64 pounds. When she was in high school, Lizzie stumbled on a video someone posted of her calling her the ‘ugliest woman alive.’ The video had over 4 million views and thousands of comments. Several comments begged her to put a gun to her head and take her life.

Can you imagine? What a disgustingly cruel world we live in.

Lizzie had to make a choice. Let the bullies win or turn their hate into a positive. She decided to go the positive route and this is how she’s done it:

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