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Maysoon Zayid’s Ted Talk covers everything from her family’s high expectations, summers spent searching for a “cure”, and reactions from casting directors.

Writer, commentator, actor, comedian, and disability rights advocate– Zayid is the co-founder of the New York Arab-American Comedy Festival and Maysoon’s Kids. You can follow her on twitter @MaysoonZayid and Facebook .