Maysoon Zayid is a comedian, and she’s really good. Her TED Talk, “I’ve got 99 problems…palsy is just one” explores her personal story as a young Palestinian-American with cerebral palsy and dreams of becoming a daytime soap actor. The biggest take-away from her presentation is that the real “disability” is people’s inability to understand what people with disabilities are actually able to do. She is proof-positive that we are losing out on access to some incredible talent. Isn’t it time we changed that?
Her 14 minute TED Talk: