May 24 2014, 11:29am CDT | by Ahmed Humayun
How would you like to wake up one day to the internet filled with your pictures and being captioned as the ‘world’s ugliest woman’? Certainly one cannot even imagine to pull oneself up from such tyranny but the story of Lizzie Velasquez is more than an inspiration. Once called the world’s ugliest woman, the girl has now inspired millions with her TED talk in 2013. An now she is planning to document her story about how she was bullied throughout her life. This, she hopes, is going to reach an even wider audience.
Lizzie Velasquez is only 25. She was born with a rare disease which prevents hers body from gaining any weight. Apart from blind in one eye, she has never in her life weighed more than 64 pounds. She says that “I know what it is to be bullied and what is to be bullied online, and I want to be the protector of those who think it won’t get better.” While talking to the The Associated Press during an interview in a coffee shop in Austin, Texas, she said that “The idea is that they see the documentary and realize that, yes, it is possible to overcome everything.”
The documentary is most likely going to be titled as “The Lizzie Project” and she has started raising money for it. With the help of a Kickstarter campaign that has already collected more than $123,000 in donations.
Ahmed Humayun is a technology journalist bringing you the hottest tech stories of the day.
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