Lizzie Velasquez

Lizzie Velasquez

Updated Jun 01, 2014 at 01:24PM EDT by Don.  

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About

Lizzie Velásquez is an author and motivational speaker who is known for speaking against bullying and body image issues inspired by growing up with a rare medical condition with symptoms similar to progeria.

Online History

On July 22nd, 2010, Velásquez’ book Lizzie Beautiful, the Lizzie Velásquez Story[1] was released. On March 1st, 2012, Velásquez’ second book Be Beautiful, Be You[2] was published. On December 20th, 2013, Velásquez uploaded her TEDxAustin presentation in which she discusses her medical condition and what it has done for her (shown below). In the first six months, the video gained over 5.9 million views and 8,100 comments.



Kickstarter Campaign

On May 2nd, 2014, Velásquez launched a Kickstarter[3] campaign titled “The Lizzie Project” for a film following Lizzie’s life and experiencing dealing with bullying in hopes to “inspire a more positive online world” (shown below). In the first month, the campaign reached over $200,000 of its $180,000 goal.



Personal Life

Velásquez was born four weeks prematurely on March 13th, 1989 in Austin, Texas. She is a self-professed Roman Catholic and has thanked God for blessing her with her medical condition

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External References

[1]Amazon – Lizzie Beautiful

[2]Amazon – Be Beautiful Be You

[3]Kickstarter – The Lizzie Project

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>She is a self-professed Roman Catholic and has thanked God for blessing her with her medical condition
>has thanked God for blessing her with her medical condition
>thanked God for blessing her
>blessing

I know it technically means she’s happy with her physical self, but come on

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