"Sometimes we are met with overwhelming challenges that knock us off our feet-but [Lizzie has] been able to embody the power of hope and compassion in everything [she does]."
Born with a rare genetic condition, Lizzie Velasquez always knew she was different, but it wasn't until she was older that she understood what that meant to herself and others.
In this daring, inspirational book, Lizzie reveals the hidden forces that give rise to self-doubt and empowers us to unlock empathy and kindness for ourselves and others. Through her own battles with anxiety and depression she demonstrates how we can overcome obstacles and move forward with greater positivity and hope.
Dare to Be Kind offers the path to self-acceptance, love, and tolerance, and provides a framework for living with confidence and resilience, and ultimately, forging a radically compassionate world.
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About the Author
Lizzie Velasquez is an internationally renowned motivational speaker with over half a million YouTube subscribers. She was also an executive producer of the documentary based on her life, A Brave Heart: The Lizzie Velasquez Story.
Table of Contents
Introduction: The B-Word 1
1 Kindness Begins at Home 9
2 Hurt People Hurt People 19
3 Building Resilience 28
4 Are They or Aren't They? 37
5 How Do You Define Yourself? 53
6 The Myth of Positivity 66
7 Breakdown or Breakthrough! 81
8 How a Dog Named Ollie Saved My Life 98
9 The Knowing 103
10 Don't Judge a Book by Its Cover 113
11 The Cape Comes Off 126
12 The Truth About Strength 135
13 Faith, God, the Universe, and Weird Miracles 145
14 The Right Kind of Selfish 161
15 It's Up to Us 167
16 This Is My Lottery 177
Conclusion: Dare to Be Kind: A Call to Action 188
What People are Saying About This
"Lizzie Velasquez is proof that the only way to make a dream happen is to believe in it. No matter what anyone saysespecially the voice in your own head. She dares us to be kind to each other, love ourselves, and become the cheerleader in our own life's story."
"Lizzie Velasquez's courage and compassion shine through as she shares her inspirational journey. No matter what challenges you face in life, Dare to Be Kind can help you find the strength to overcome them."
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
For someone who struggles with anxiety and sometimes not fitting in this book has touched me in many ways! Bullying is still alive but it’s how we react to the words that makes us better the world.