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Monday, March 17, 2014

Bye Bye Bias: This Comedian With Cerebral Palsy Will Make You Think Twice About The Word 'Disability'

Published on Jan 3, 2014

"I have cerebral palsy. I shake all the time," Maysoon Zayid announces at the beginning of this exhilarating, hilarious talk. (Really, it's hilarious.) "I'm like Shakira meets Muhammad Ali." With grace and wit, the Arab-American comedian takes us on a whistle-stop tour of her adventures as an actress, stand-up comic, philanthropist and advocate for the disabled.

If thinking of cerebral palsy makes you think of someone sad or
helpless, then watch this talk and let comedian Maysoon Zayid blow your
mind. She's fierce, she's funny, and she refuses to let you feel sorry
for her.

Ideas are not set in stone. When exposed to thoughtful people, they morph and adapt into their most potent form. 

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