this is absolutely, positively worth the full 12 minutes.
“Lizzie Velasquez was born with a rare condition that keeps her from gaining any weight. She’s also blind in her right eye. When Lizzie was just a teen, she was the subject of an online video that described her as ‘the world’s ugliest woman,’ and she was attacked by bullies telling her she should commit suicide. But she decided to fight back and not let her bullies define who she is. Listen to her describe how she created her own definitions of beauty and happiness, as it is truly inspiring to hear.” – Rossalyn Warren, Upworthy