You may have recently heard of Team USA’s Anastasia Pagonis after she won gold in the women’s S11 400m freestyle swim at the Tokyo Paralympics, but she actually has a huge following on TikTok. On Pagonis’s TikTok profile it says, “changing the way u see visually impaired.”
In her videos Pagonis uses her bubbly sense of humor to show what it’s like being blind, and brings awareness to the negative stereotypes associated with blind people. Social media has been an outlet for Pagonis to support her mental health, and a way to connect and inspire people. Ahead are some of our favorite TikToks.