Tabata Amaral: Congresswoman dubbed ‘Brazil’s AOC’


She grew up in a poor neighbourhood of Sao Paulo, Brazil, surrounded by medicine and violence, shedding her personal father to habit as a baby.

However in opposition to all the percentages, Tabata Amaral grew to become a congresswoman final yr aged simply 24.

Inside months, a video of her grilling the schooling minister went viral. The incident made worldwide headlines, and led to comparisons between Tabata and US congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez.

BBC 100 Ladies meets the girl behind the headlines, and finds out why she’s keen to battle harassment and misogyny to see her hopes for Brazil’s future realised.

A movie by Luciani Gomes and Ana Terra Athayde for 100 Women.