7. Lizzie Velasquez
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Being a Latina motivational presenter and an unusual infection advocate, Lizzie Velasquez has made strides in advocating for those who have both disability identities and Hispanic history. Velasquez came to be with a uncommon congenital condition, that has led to numerous wellness effects and physical signs for the 27-year-old, such as the failure to get fat.
Because of her appearance, Velasquez had been relentlessly bullied as a kid. That bullying used her online, when provided the horrific name of “World’s Ugliest Woman” in a YouTube video clip that circulated commonly. However the anti-bullying advocate has turned her challenge into triumph, touring the world as a strong sound against bullying. Continue reading