A Path Of Strength And Resilience: Know The Story Of The Influencer Thatá Poloniatto

Being an influencer nowadays is challenging as can be. It demands commitment and stability. You may be susceptible to criticism and hate. But one thing is certain (and amazing): On the internet, everyone has a voice, it’s up to you to figure out how you’ll use yours! 

The Brazillian Thallyta Poloniatto, 26, better known as Thatá, chose to spread love and awareness with hers. She was born with cerebral palsy, a physical condition involving permanent tightening of the muscles, and faced many injustices and prejudices along her way. As a child, she struggled to make friendships and has already even been beaten. Fortunately, that only made her stronger: over time, she matured and learned to defend herself by using her words.

Thatá has already taken ballet, volley, trampoline and swimming lessons. She worked for seven years in a clothing store and, during quarantine, her therapist asked her to record herself talking a little bit about who she was. The video went viral and that was when she started sharing her message. Ever since, she’s the one to film, edit and publish her content.

A girl smiling in a park Photo by Thais de Souza Nunes “There’s no room in this world for prejudice. We can’t hide from society, we must show who we are and what we have to offer. We’re here for a reason”, Thatá shares. And she adds: “I’ve lost track of how many times I heard the sentence ‘disabled people shouldn’t work’. That’s wrong. I’m not diseased. I don’t need to depend on anyone.” Thatá explained that we must not say “a disabled person”. In place we must say “a person with disabilities.” This is because when we do the first thing, we reduce one’s existence to their condition, and that’s unfair.

Thatá wants to bring people joy. She says she wished everyone would believe that they’re capable of anything. The influencer inspires and comforts lots of people with disabilities, encouraging them not to give up: we all have ups and downs. We’re different in beautiful ways.

A girl sit in a park Photo by Thais de Souza Nunes Themes such as accessibility and inclusion are becoming more and more common in our day-to-day. We must talk about it. We must listen. We must empathize. We must act with respect. When asked about her dreams, Thatá Poloniatto says that the world would be a better place if we took care of each other: “We must stand for one another."

This incredible and strong woman is on TikTok and Instagram. Check out her amazing content and allow yourself to be inspired by her. Each post is a lesson in empowerment: you won’t regret it!

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The article above was edited by Helena Cardoso. All the pictures that illustrate this text were taken by Thays de Souza Nunes.

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