She grew up in a poor neighborhood of Sao Paulo, Brazil, surrounded by drugs and violence, losing her own father, who became a drug addict as a child.
But against all odds, Tabata Amaral became a parliamentarian last year at age 24.
In the months that followed, a video of her toasting the Minister of Education became viral. The incident made headlines in the international press and led to comparisons between Ms. Tabata and US Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez.
The BBC 100 Women meets the woman behind the headlines and discovers why she is willing to fight harassment and misogyny to see her hopes come to fruition.
A film by Luciani Gomes and Ana Terra Athayde for 100 women.