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Maysoon Zayid

Founder of Maysoon's Kids

Maysoon Zayid is an American actress, comedian, and activist who is of Palestinian descent. She most commonly advocates on behalf of people with disabilities (Zayid herself has cerebral palsy), American Muslims, and children in Palestine. Zayid founded the organization Maysoon's Kids in April 2001 to address the needs of the growing population of disabled children in Palestine. She is also co-founder of the New York Arab-American Comedy Festival.