Lizzie Velasquez Global Motivational Speaker, YouTube Personality, Anti-bullying Activist and Author

In December 2013, Lizzie Velasquez took the stage at the inaugural TEDxAustinWomen event and gave a talk titled, “How Do You Define Yourself?” that has garnered over 13 million views across the web. Her story has been featured on Katie Couric, The Today Show, The View, Huffington Post, Associated Press, AOL, MSN, and Yahoo!, among many other national and international media. She is an Executive Producer of the award-winning documentary based on her life, A BRAVE HEART: The Lizzie Velasquez Story, which chronicles her journey from cyber-bullying victim to global anti-bullying activist. The film was released by Cinedigm in the U.S. in Fall 2015 and began its international release in 2016. Her latest book DARE TO BE KIND was released in June 2017.

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Talk Title:
The Power of Vulnerability
Wednesday, Nov. 10
Opening Keynote
12:15 – 1:00 p.m. EST

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