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Maysoon Zayid

These Muslim Comedians Think Laughter Is The Best Medicine For Hate

The Huffington Post | Carol Kuruvilla | Posted 07.20.2015 | Religion

What do Muslims in America have to laugh about? Quite a lot, say the organizers of New York City’s -- and possibly America’s -- first-ever Muslim ...

The Way This Actress With Cerebral Palsy Responds To Her Online Bullies Is Inspiring

OWN | Posted 03.23.2015 | OWN

When actress and comedian Maysoon Zayid made her television debut on "Countdown with Keith Olbermann" in 2010, she was shocked to see a barrage of hat...

Actress With Cerebral Palsy Got Devastating 'Shock Of A Lifetime' After Googling Herself

OWN | Posted 03.20.2015 | OWN

Maysoon Zayid, a Palestinian-American Muslim woman who has cerebral palsy, always dreamed of becoming an actress. Growing up in her small New Jersey t...

WATCH: 5 Wildly Viral TED Talks That Will Show You The Power Of Courage

TEDTalks | Posted 07.23.2014 | TED Weekends

We've pulled together five of the most-watched TED talks from this year as voted by you, our loyal TEDWeekends audience. On the surface, they seem so different. But each speaker is an outsider spreading a common idea -- the best way to find courage in this world is to embrace your own, unique voice.

WATCH: How These Women Were Inspired To Thrive

The Huffington Post | Carolyn Gregoire | Posted 05.08.2014 | Healthy Living

By Carolyn Gregoire, The Huffington Post Arianna Huffington and Mika Brzezinski hosted "Thrive," the second Third Metric conference, to redefine su...

Looking Back On The Best Moments From Thrive

The Huffington Post | Alena Hall | Posted 06.09.2014 | Healthy Living

If someone were to ask you how you "thrive," what would you say? About 2,300 people had the opportunity to contemplate that question and arrive at ...

New Possibilities For The Child With Cerebral Palsy

Anat Baniel | Posted 05.17.2014 | TED Weekends
Anat Baniel

2013-01-18-TEDplayvideo.jpgFrom 30 years of my colleagues and myself working with children with cerebral palsy, I find that by providing their brain with abundant new information, they become brilliant learners and the seemingly miraculous begins happening, just like with Maysoon. Current brain research validates that the "impossible" can become possible for many of these children.

My Child Doesn't Need Your Pity

Ellen Seidman | Posted 05.14.2014 | TED Weekends
Ellen Seidman

2013-01-18-TEDplayvideo.jpgSadly, the differences are often all that people see when they meet him. Forget rose-colored glasses; people peer at my child through the lens of disability. Oftentimes, they regret that he has cerebral palsy. This I can tell from the pity stares or pity-speak.

True Parallels: Cerebral Palsy, Maysoon Zayid And Me

Erin M. Kelly | Posted 05.14.2014 | TED Weekends
Erin M. Kelly

2013-01-18-TEDplayvideo.jpg I learned at a very early age that the world is indeed a stage. The fact that society is constantly questioning what I can and can't do is a stark reminder that I'm not up there for just one skit or performance. I'm up there for life.

Shifting The Perspective On Disabilities

Christie Taylor | Posted 05.14.2014 | TED Weekends
Christie Taylor

2013-01-18-TEDplayvideo.jpgIt's easy to look at a one big, notable experience and say that event changed my life. Yet, when I take some time to ponder my life changing moments, they are not big and notable, but small and simple.

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

TEDTalks | Posted 05.14.2014 | TED Weekends

maysoon zayid ted

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.

Is 9/11 Funny?

Posted 08.07.2012 | Comedy

Satirical news source The Onion caused an uproar over a 9/11-related joke in a recent video, sparking our HuffPost Live panel to ask, "Is 9/11 funny?"...