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TEDtalk - Maysoon Zayid: I got 99 problems ... palsy is just one, Dec 2013



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Maysoon Zayid, is a self-described "Palestinian Muslim virgin with cerebral palsy, from New Jersey", who is an actress, stand-up comedian and activist.

She is considered one of America's first Muslim women comedians and the first person ever to perform standup in Palestine and Jordan.

Maysoon used yoga and we have classified this as exercising and controlled breathing

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Maysoon Zayid:

I got 99 problems ... palsy is just one

TEDWomen 2013 · 14:13 · Filmed Dec 2013

"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.

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