"A Brave Heart: The Lizzie Velasquez Story" Premieres At SXSW

Anti-bullying activist, Lizzie Velasquez, has a new documentary that premiered over the weekend at SXSW.

A Brave Heart: The Lizzie Velasquez Story chronicles Velasquez's daily life while struggling with Lipodystrophy, a rare congenital disease that keeps her from accumulating body fat.

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The 26-year-old Texas native–who weighs 58 pounds–was a target of horrific cyber bullying in 2007, when someone released photos of her in a video on YouTube entitled "World's Ugliest Woman."

Initially distraught, Lizzie turned it all around and became a successful motivational speaker and anti-bullying activist, with a popular YouTube channel that has 300,000 subscribers.

"I know what it is to be bullied and what is to be bullied online, and I want to be the protector of those who think it won't get better," Velasquez told The Huffington Post last year.

The documentary was conceived by the Women Rising organization, and funded by a Kickstarter campaign, which brought in a whopping $215,000 in donation.

That's how you silence the haters, Lizzie.

Watch the trailer for A Brave Heart: The Lizzie Velasquez Story below.

h/t: Washington Post

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