Kylie Jenner's awesome #IAmMoreThan Instagram campaign is aimed at helping people understand bullying, how it affects the victims and showing how people have triumphed over their bullies.
She promised that she was going to be getting "more personal" in her next post the night before she shared Lizzie Velazquez's story and when she did, she kept her promise.
First, we want to share Lizzie's story, because it's powerful and she's an absolutely incredible woman.
When she was 17 years old, Lizzie was online and discovered a YouTube video that had been made about her, calling her the "world's ugliest woman." What's worse, after reading the comments, Lizzie said she cried for days.
Lizzie suffers from a condition that prevents her from gaining weight. She is also blind in her right eye, has limited vision in the other and suffers from a weak immune system. Sadly, she has been bullied, but she managed to turn her experience into something positive. The 26-year-old is now a motivational speaker, an author, an anti-bullying crusader and a huge inspiration for all of us.
After explaining what Lizzie went through and how she was bullied due to her condition, Kylie shared, "People are so quick to say horrible things about me everyday over and over and sometimes I can't take it. Even I at times get affected by it, I breakdown, I hide, I cry. It's resulted in a lot of anxiety for me that I've never had to deal with before ever."
"My every move has been documented for the whole world and its been a nightmare trying to find myself through all of this. And I've absolutely lost apart of myself," she continued.
She also shared the words of wisdom that Lizzie shared with her. "Most importantly I try to convey that all you need to have is a brave heart to accomplish whatever you want to achieve. Let the negative build you up instead of knocking you down. You are enough no matter what; you were put on this earth for a reason," she recalls Lizzie telling her.
Lizzie's documentary is appropriately titled "A Brave Heart" and will be in theaters on September 25.