Ask the Expert: Dealing with Bullies & Keeping a Positive Outlook!
CafeMom is excited to welcome Lizzie Velasquez, motivational speaker and author to the Elementary School Kids group! Lizzie will be joining us for a week beginning Friday, May 16th to answer your questions dealing with bullying and keeping a positive outlook.
17 years old, Lizzie found an internet video of herself titled, "The
Ugliest Woman in the World". Instead of letting nameless, faceless
strangers define her, she turned the negativity into something positive
and is helping other bullying victims.
Lizzie is working on a documentary, "The Lizzie Project" that will follow her journey to the other side of bullying, and her mission to inspire a more positive online world.
Lizzie Velasquez, 25 years old, is a graduate of Texas State University, a motivational speaker, and author of three books: Lizzie Beautiful, Be Beautiful, Be You, and Choosing Happiness. She is one of only three known people in the world with a medical condition that doesn’t allow her to gain weight or create muscle. In December 2013, she took the stage at TEDxAustinWomen and gave a talk titled ‘How Do You Define Yourself?’ that to-date has garnered over 10 million views across the web including both English and Spanish-subtitled versions. Her story has been featured on The View, Katie Couric, The Today Show, Dr. Drew, Inside Edition, Huffington Post, and Yahoo! News & Lifestyle among other national and international media. She has a wide social following with 118k+ subscribers on YouTube, 31.5k+ Twitter followers, 200k+ fans on Facebook, and 68k+ Instagram followers.
Help The Lizzie Project get to 10,000 backers! Donate $5 now to help get the movie made and help stop bullying!