Lizzie Velasquez, 'Ugliest Woman Alive,' Gets Real In Raw New Documentary

The film premiered at the SXSW Film Festival this past weekend.

Remember Lizzie Velasquez? She's known for her amazing TEDxTalk about standing up to bullies, even the ones that had called her the "ugliest woman alive," and how she rose above those who attempted to bring her down.

The 25-year-old Texan has a rare syndrome that prevents her from gaining weight and, since her 2013 TEDxAustinWomen talk, she has become an anti-bullying advocate and public speaker to spread messages of kindness or acceptance for everyone. 


But as of this weekend, the world will get to see Lizzie in a way they haven't before.

The curtain has been pulled back in a new documentary by debut director Sara Ara Bordo called "A Brave Heart: The Lizzie Velasquez Story." The film premiered last weekend at the SXSW (South by South West) Film Festival. Now, viewers get to see Lizzie's life in detail from the start.

From the moments she first realized she was different... how she's helping others feel confident in their skin today.

"How in the world can I forgive the people that told me to kill myself?" Velasquez says in the documentary's trailer. 

Through her film, we get an idea.

She explains why she's speaking out about her experiences: "I'm not only telling my story, I'm telling everyone's story."

Check out the trailer for "A Brave Heart" below:


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