Author and motivational speaker Lizzie Velasquez, holding a copy of her book, “Lizzie Beautiful: The Lizzie Velasquez Story,” will give a presentation on the State University of New York at Plattsburgh campus this Monday, Oct. 3.
Author and motivational speaker Lizzie Velasquez will give a presentation, “Why I Want You to Stare,” this Monday, Oct. 3, beginning at 6 p.m. in the Warren Ballrooms, at the Angell College Center on the State University of New York at Plattsburgh campus.
Velasquez, author of “Lizzie Beautiful: The Lizzie Velasquez Story,” was born with a rare syndrome that prevents her from gaining weight, and has spoken out on the negativity, teasing and bullying she had to deal with on a daily basis throughout her life.
In her talk, Velasquez will discuss the obstacles she’s dealt with and how she’s made it through them to accomplish her dreams.
The talk is sponsored by the college student group, Multicultural Alliance, which was inspired after seeing Velasquez speak on CNN’s “Dr. Drew Show” last semester.
The event is free and open to the public.
For more information on Velasquez, visit her website, www.aboutlizzie.com or search for an excerpt from “The Dr. Drew Show” on YouTube.