1. A Cruel Meme
Visualise you’re surfing the web and you come across a horrifying, cruel meme… with you on it. It happened to Lizzie Velasquez, from Texas. She was born with a rare hereditary disorder… Nobody gets to choose what they’re going to look like. But some individuals are more fortunate than others, especially in a world where looks are so significant.
2. ‘Spread Love’
But Lizzie always has optimistic messages to send out. She posted the meme on Instagram and called for folks to ‘spread love, not hateful words via a screen’. ‘I’m writing this post not as someone who is a victim but as someone who is using their voice,’ wrote Lizzie. She was born with neonatal progeroid syndrome – a rare hereditary disorder that gives her an aged appearance.
The 27-year-old received thousands of messages of support from around the world when she shared the meme.