Lizzie Velasquez: How Do You Define Yourself

A friend of mine posted this video on Facebook saying, “She is just wonderful!”  But that’s not what enticed me into watching this Ted Talk. The reason I clicked on the link was because of the description caption “LABELLED THE WORLD’S UGLIEST WOMAN” that was posted directly under a picture of a woman who, sure, looked rather thin (I just thought she was malnourished) but was by no means ugly.  I couldn’t understand the label and so clicked on the link that lead me to watch this Ted Talk video. I am now posting it on my blog because I can see a huge benefit for showing it to my future students, both the females and the males.  It is an encouraging message for those who are bullied and it emphasizes the importance of not what others see in you, but what you see in yourself. I love this message. 


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