Sweet Anita, Pierna Loka and Zezé, 3 cases with disabilities who use technology to fuel their passions

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José Arana

Sweet Anita, Pierna Loka and Zezé, 3 cases with disabilities who use technology to promote their passions

Cesar Fassmor, Brayan Ochoa and Sweet Anita. (photo: Instagram)

Everyone has different abilities and talents, although each one can identify them at different moments in life.

Infobae found three people who have something to tell the world based on technology and humor: Cesar Fassmor, a Peruvian who works as a music journalist, cultural manager, and eclectic dancer, among other professions; Brayan Ochoa, a Colombian stand-up comedian and Sweet Anita, an English streamer on Twitch. Three personalities who have a disability but who have managed to captivate users of social networks but also identified that these spaces on the Internet can generate success in professional life.

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Cesar 'Zezé' Fassmor

Cesar Fassmor (nicknamed Zezé since he was a child) is currently 32 years old. At 23, he began to lose vision in his right eye due to a detached retina, then his left eye swelled and as a result he was completely blind. At the age of 25, he could no longer see anything. Zezé is Peruvian but lives in Buenos Aires, Argentina, organizes cultural events and acts as a community leader.

Zezé told Infobae that adapting the devicesa visually impaired person is a process that depends a lot on each device: “since the iPod came out until today with the iPhone, I use Siri and the Voice Over option, where you play the keyboard and I memorize the buttons. Obviously, with the new applications it becomes a bit complicated for me, but I retain their position very well after a few days.”

“With the computer it is the same. I have many keyboard shortcuts and I am generating my own digital writing routine, both on the phone and on the notebook”, he added.

Sweet Anita , Leg Loka and Zezé, 3 cases with disabilities who use technology to fuel their passions

Cesar 'Zezé' Fassmor

And how did social media help boost your art career? Fassmor comments that “they allowed him to create a path where people can recognize that there are people who, by losing something, don't lose everything”.

The Peruvian explains that he gets the most out of the options that Instagram or Facebook havethat describe what is being viewed on the screen. For this reason, upon finding these tools, he began to publish on his social networks “his facet as a dancer, and even as a visually impaired YouTuber without the need for third parties. I am my own community manager”. On the channels of the Google video platform he uploads videos of poetic presentations or performances and interviews with artists that he calls “interhearsal, more than interviews”.

< p class="paragraph">Lastly, the eclectic dancer mentions the possibility that next year he will open a channel on Twitchto start broadcasting live, following the rise of most people in these times. Surely nothing complicated will be done for him, since “he has already performed live on platforms such as Facebook and Instagram”.

Sweet Anita, Pierna Loka and Zezé, 3 cases with disabilities who use technology to fuel their passions

Cesar Fassmor. (photo: Instagram/@zezehace)

Brayan Ochoa

The Colombian Brayan Ochoa, known on social networks as 'Pierna loka', is a standupero who decided to turn his knee disarticulation into a great life lesson. The comedian told Infobae that from the age of 2 due to a knee malformation, his right leg was amputated and from that moment he began to use crutches and later, a prosthesis.

Brayan, before entering the world of stand up, was involved in the Bogotá paralympic swimming team and even participated in the youth Pan American Games in Buenos Aires. Also, he was a swimming teacher for children from 8 months to 3 years old.

Brian Ochoa. (Photo: Instagram/@pierna_loka)

When in Colombia the cinemas, theaters and auditoriums of Stand Up Comedy began to receive people again, Brayan decided to go to the so-called open mic, the place where People go to try their luck with a monologue, a performance or even singing. He achieved his goal and since 2022 he has dedicated himself to making people laugh as a standupper.

Brayan closed the interview with a great phrase: “let's spread more smiles on the street than on stage”, which even has it tattooed on his skin.

Sweet Anita, Pierna Loka and Zezé, 3 cases with disabilities who use technology to fuel their passions

Brayan Ochoa. (photo: Instagram/@pierna_loka)

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Sweet Anita

30-year-old Anita is a full-time caregiver for her mother. To the hundreds of thousands of gamers who follow her on Twitch, she is also known as the “daring and defiant Sweet Anita”, a popular gamer and streamer.

He was diagnosed with Tourette syndrome in 2017, a neurological condition that, among other things, causes people to make sounds, say words or sentences out of context, or make involuntary movements. “It feels like you are being physically forced to say these things,” Anita told Infobae, adding: “I feel this urge very strongly. And if I don't, then I'm left incredibly stressed and distracted.”

Sweet Anita, Leg Loka and Zezé, 3 cases with disabilities who use technology to promote their passions

Sweet Anita. (photo: WIN.gg)

Anita says that as a child she always played games on her favorite game consoles, PlayStation 1 and Super Nintendo, but he had never considered gaming as a career until, once he was playing Overwatch online, other gamers suggested he try streaming.

This made Anita think, “if I'm doing exactly what you need to be a streamer, I can give it a try.” So exactly in the year 2018 she turned to Twitch , the platform owned by Amazon

It was from that year that Sweet Anita, up to the present, does direct between 5 and 6 times a week. Like many beginners, Anita started small by streaming for her friends and prepared for what she considered an inevitable ban due to the language she used.

 Sweet Anita, Leg Loka and Zezé, 3 cases with disabilities who use technology to fuel their passions

Sweet Anita. (photo: Reddit)

But, since nothing happened, she continued to broadcast and “she was particularly pleased to even see Twitch staff among the viewers of her stream.” As she plays, she talks to her viewers and answers her questions. A common question she receives is what is her strangest tic.

Finally, Anita closes the interview by mentioning that she is open to these personal questions, to which she always answers that there is a tic particular that “baffles” his friends. He doesn't give all the details, but says that “it involves very strong eye contact, and that he will probably make obscene gestures throughout the broadcast, such as insulting Queen Elizabeth or cursing biblical characters.”

In this way, these three Latino characters have managed to defy their disabilities to let the world and their followers see that nothing prevents them from developing their faculties, but that the main means of showing it was the use of social networks and streaming platforms.

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