What do true beauty and happiness look like?Advertising, both digital and print, is replete with videos and images from the beauty industry and reflect how beauty (and happiness) are viewed in American culture. Here’s a story from a TEDx Youth at Austin talk about one young woman’s story, and how she dealt with comments on a YouTube video that labeled her “the world’s ugliest woman.”

How might this video be used in youth group and confirmation settings?

An article about Lizzie Velasquez from the Catholic News Agency: http://www.catholicnewsagency.com/news/young-catholic-woman-with-rare-syndrome-speaks-on-true-beauty/

and her entry on Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lizzie_Vel%C3%A1squez

Photo by Courtney Rhodes via Flickr

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