65: Lizzie Velasquez: Dare to Be Kind

March 13, 2018

Lizzie Velasquez was cruelly dubbed "The Ugliest Woman in the World" on a viral YouTube video over ten years ago. She was born with an extremely rare congenital disease called Marfanoid–progeroid–lipodystrophy syndrome that, among other symptoms, prevents her from accumulating body fat and gaining weight.

Out of that horrific YouTube incident, rose a fire and a desire in Lizzie to use her talents to become successful, motivate others and show what it means to be kind. Her 2013 inspiring TedX talk, "How Do You Define Yourself" has over 4 million views. Her documentary, A Brave Heart, is a must-watch for everyone -especially those with tweens and teenagers. Her paperback book, Dare to Be Kind, is out now.  

Enjoy the episode with Lizzie. 

Get the Book:
Dare to Be Kind: How Extraordinary Compassion Can Change the World

Paperback now: https://www.amazon.com/Dare-Kind-Extraordinary-Compassion-Transform/dp/0316272469/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1520955800&sr=8-1&keywords=lizzie+velasquez 

The Documentary:
A Brave Heart: The Lizzie Velasquez Story




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