Paula Carozzo is LIMITLESS.
The first time I saw her on social media, she was on a yoga session with Annie, the Fashion Poet.
There was something about her.
I thought to myself "I would love to photograph her someday".
Paula Carozzo is an Inclusion Advocate and Creator of Content for the Disabled Community.
After a while of following and supporting each other on Instagram, our portrait session happened.
We had the most amazing time and an incredible personal branding session for her.
We laughed so much!
Paula Carozzo's story.
Paula was diagnosed with cerebral palsy after surgical malpractice in Venezuela. Fortunately, her parents came to Miami to explore other options.
Paula graduated with a bachelor’s degree in public relations.
Today, she is a voice for her community and an influencer with thousands of followers on social media. She documents her life, frustrations, and personal struggles living with a disability. She also works with brands that want to uplevel their inclusiveness.
She is an inclusive activist and disabled content creator. Her goal is to reach equality and justice for her community while sharing her story.
Maybe you are wondering what cerebral palsy is.
Cerebral palsy (CP) is a group of disorders that affect a person’s ability to move and maintain balance and posture. It is caused by abnormal brain development or damage to the developing brain that affects a person’s ability to control their muscles.
Symptoms of cerebral palsy vary from person to person: from needing special equipment to be able to talk, to not being able to walk at all. A person with mild cerebral palsy, on the other hand, may walk with some difficulty but does not need any special help.
Energy is such a powerful force.
It dawned on me.
Sometimes, you meet someone and you just know...
What a great soul and what an amazing personality.
Disabilities are real. I am not dismissing them, but we are all extraordinary with our own uniqueness. And yes, the physical body might have some limitations, but she is LIMITLESS. She has so many goals, so many dreams, so many tangible projects to make the world a better place.
Paula, you are a role model, for me, for many others.
Your gift is the gift of amazingness and I am so grateful for you, for the opportunity to meet you and photograph you.