Don’t Feel Sorry for Maysoon Zayid

Maysoon ZayidWomen in entertainment face a lot of obstacles, but many women comics over the years have turned those challenges on their heads to become successful. We don’t know if Maysoon Zayid has read Pretty/Funny yet, but we have a feeling that this irreverent woman, who doesn’t see her cerebral palsy as something to hold her back,

Zayid is hilarious and in our faces about how the world thinks about people with disabilities. And that’s good for getting us to rethink our own preconceptions. Interestingly, though, she’s thankful she didn’t grow up as a kid with CP in the era of social media, because she doesn’t think she would have survived:

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