Maysoon Zayid: She has 99 problems and…

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Actress, stand-up comic, philanthropist and advocate for the disabled, Maysoon Zayid would likely be talked about in classrooms when discussing role models if it were not for her sense of humor. Of course, according to the self-described Palestinian Muslim virgin with cerebral palsy, from New Jersey’ she’s no inspiration at all.

From tap dancing on Broadway, attending red carpet events flanked by celebrities, to, well, giving TED talks, Zayid certainly leads a life more interesting than the average. Watch the video below and you’ll find yourself laughing along and, yes, inspired.

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