Under förra veckan lanserade Kylie Jenner sin antimobbningkampanj #IAmMoreThan på Instagram, med vilken hon vill uppmärksamma mobbning och slå tillbaka mot elaka hatare. Under veckan delade hon med sig av inspirerande historier från sina fans, och som avslut på kampanjen berättade hon sin egen historia.
Stjärnan delade med sig av Lizzie Velasquez berättelse, tjejen som vid 17 års ålder fick veta att folk kallade henne för ”världens fulaste kvinna” på Youtube. Kylie passade på att berätta hur hon själv förstår hur det känns att mobbas i sociala medier.
”Folk är så snabba med att säga elaka saker om mig varje dag, om och om igen, och ibland kan jag inte ta det. Till och med jag påverkas av det ibland, jag bryter ihop, jag gömmer mig, jag bara gråter”, skrev hon.
”Varenda steg jag har tagit har dokumenterats för hela världen och det har varit en mardröm att försöka hitta mig själv i allt det här. Och jag har absolut förlorat en del av mig själv”, fortsatte hon.
Visst är det bra att Kylie lyfter upp problemet?
#Day4 – I'm getting a little more personal… When Lizzie Velasquez (@LittleLizzieV) was 17 years old, someone posted a video of her on YouTube calling her the world’s ugliest woman. “By the time I saw the video, it had 4 million views.” Now 26 years old, Lizzie’s condition was diagnosed last summer. Lizzie suffers from a rare congenital disease that less than 10 people in the world are known to have. The disease impedes her from accumulating body fat; she literally has zero percent body fat and has never weighed more than 64 pounds, however though it is not terminal. Throughout her entire life, this condition has resulted in a lot of #bullying. It is so unacceptable to treat people like this. 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. Lizzie, you are so strong and I admire you so so much. Lizzie has taken that negative energy and has turned it around by traveling around the world doing motivational speeches. When I asked her what the key messages were of her speeches, she told me that “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” Soon you’ll be able to see her story on the big screen in the documentary film @ABraveHeartFilm in theaters on September 25th. Check out Lizzie’s Instagram @LittleLizzieV – she’s taking a lifetime full of bullying to help teach the world #IAmMoreThan the names they call me. #ImWithLizzie and Lizzie taught me #IAmMoreThan who I think I am. For me, this is expected it comes with the territory. But Lizzie, you should of not had to go through that. Let's change this together. I love you Lizzie! I'll see you soon.