Sunday March 22, 12 p.m. on OWN TV an all-new “In Deep Shift with Jonas Elrod” features TED Talk speaker and comedian Maysoon Zayid, a remarkable Palestinian American woman who lives with Cerebral Palsy, and what she is doing to take a stand for equality.
TED Talk speaker and comedian Maysoon Zayid, a remarkable Palestinian American woman has lived with Cerebral Palsy, a neurological disorder, her whole life. Growing up in New Jersey with a loving family, she was never made to feel different or ashamed of being different. After making a name for herself as a comedian and television correspondent, she was shocked to see the hateful comments about her culture and mannerisms online as she experienced what it was like to be a victim of cyber bullying. Through her humor, talent and persevering spirit, Maysoon made it her mission to tackle these issues of hate and discrimination by empowering and educating people. Filmmaker Jonas Elrod follows the deep shift that led to her new outlook on life.