We have a long way to go as humanity. If you consider all things possessing a cyclical nature, it would seem that we’re not even half way around the circle if we consider some of our current behaviors. The information age has been wonderful for a variety of educational opportunities–the vast amounts of knowledge serves as sheer opportunity. However, it within all of it, there is no easy way to gain wisdom.
Lizzie Velasquez, who Internet trolls have often referred to as the “World’s Ugliest Woman,” has offered a response to said trolls, as well as those who possess an immediate and impolite fear or curiosity when she’s out in public.
For starters, Velasquez is fine. Everything about her is completely normal, except for the fact that her body doesn’t produce adipose tissue. In other words, she has very, very little fat. Anywhere. And while we think of fat as bad, it certainly offers a lot of shape and layers to what we’ve come to know as “normal” for the human body. Simply put, Lizze Velasquez can’t gain weight.
Velasquez’s condition is a syndrome, but it doesn’t really possess a name. Again. There’s really nothing wrong with her, other than one key aspect of physiology. Most of us have many issues that result in far less of an aesthetic result. As you might suspect, she has to eat a lot in order to live. Our bodies rely on stored fat for sustained fuel. So. Like the two other people in the world who suffer from the same syndrome, Lizzie defies medical logic to live a very normal life. And at age 20, she’s finally speaking out.