People with disabilities are the largest minority in the world and underrepresented in many professions, including entertainment. With frankness, humor and wit, comedienne Maysoon Zayid tackles the stigma of disability in the entertainment industry and in society at large. She has a message worth hearing. This Ted Talk was filmed at TEDWomen 2013.
Every so often I check out the official blog of Disability.gov. A recent post was about a new comic book, The Silver Scorpion. This comic book is the brainchild of youth who attended the “Youth Ability Summit,” held in Damascus in 2010. The youth collaborated during the Summit to create the comic which tells the story … Continue reading The Silver Scorpion: The First Ever Cross-Cultural Superhero with a Disability