- Maysoon Zayid was born with cerebral palsy
- CP is an incurable neurological disorder that affects body movement
- Zayid's parents treated her just like everyone else and used nontraditional methods like piano lessons to increase her dexterity
Maysoon Zayid is an actress, professional standup comedian and disability advocate. She is the co-founder and co-executive producer of the New York Arab American Comedy Festival and was a contributor to "Countdown with Keith Olbermann" and "The Daily Beast." The opinions in this piece are solely those of the author.
(CNN)March is Cerebral Palsy Awareness Month. Don't feel bad if you did not know that. I didn't either until someone recently slapped a picture of a green ribbon and a message wishing me a "Happy CP Awareness Month" on my Facebook page. I always thought March was Women's History Month.