Stay up to date with the latest from MAKERS delivered straight to your inbox. Sign up for new stories from trailblazing women, a big dose of inspiration, and exclusive MAKERS content.

Newsletter Confirmation

Thank you for joining! Please check your inbox for our special welcome letter
with exclusive updates from MAKERS.

Watch Lizzie Velasquez Discuss Her Upcoming Documentary

On Thursday September 24, Lizzie Velasquez and director Sarah Hirsh Bordo made an appearance on AOL's Build series at AOL headquarters in New York City. 

Velasquez discussed the events in her life which lead her to where she is today. One moment in particular was her famous TED Talk where she discussed self-definition and challenged people to analyze how they truly define themselves. This TED Talk is what inspired these two women to collaborate on a documentary. During the interview, Velasquez shares how motivational speaking and advocating towards anti-bullying are her huge passions in life. 

You can learn more about her upcoming documentary "A Brave Heart: The Lizzie Velasquez Story" by watching the full conversation above. 

Also, be sure to get to know Lizzie Velasquez in her MAKERS Minute interview below:


NEXT: Lena Dunham and Jenni Konner Chat About "Lenny Letter" and More »

Related Stories:
Be The Hero Series
5 Nonprofit Organizations for Young Girls That You Should Know

Photo Credit: Daniel Zuchnik/WireImage