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Lizzie Velasquez

A Brave Heart: The Lizzie Velasquez Story
Motivational Speaker
Lizzie Velasquez, 25, is a global motivational speaker, anti-bullying activist and author of three books: Lizzie Beautiful, Be Beautiful, Be You, and Choosing Happiness. In December 2013, she took the stage at TEDxAustin Women and gave a talk titled 'How Do You Define Yourself?' that to date has garnered over 9 million views across the web. Her story has been featured on Katie Couric, The Today Show, Huffington Post, Associate Press, AOL, MSN and Yahoo! among many other national and international media. She is an Executive Producer of the documentary based on her life, "A Brave Heart: The Lizzie Velasquez Story," which chronicles her life from bullying victim to motivational speaker to activist. Currently, she is working with Congress in support of the first federal anti-bullying bill, the Safe Schools Improvement Act.