MAYSOON ZAYID

TED WEEKENDS
From 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.
TED WEEKENDS
Sadly, 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.
TED WEEKENDS
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.
TED WEEKENDS
It'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.
TED WEEKENDS


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.