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How do you define yourself | Lizzie Velasquez | TEDxAustinWomen

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In a time when beauty is defined by supermodels; success, by wealth; and fame, by your number of social media 'fans', Lizzie Velasquez asks the question: How do you define yourself?
Lizzie shares with us, what a rare medical syndrome has taught her about love for family and for the self; about courage in the face of cruelty; and about being the architects of our own lives.
This talk was given at a local TEDx event, produced independently of the TED Conferences.