Today’s episode is with Nina G, a comedian, professional speaker, storyteller, writer and educator based in the San Francisco Bay Area. Nina will talk about her second book which came out this August titled, “Stutterer Interrupted: The Comedian Who Almost Didn’t Happen.” Nina will share what it was like writing and editing her book as a person with learning disabilities and how she learned to find her voice and take up space unapologetically as a disabled woman.
Amro, Dima. (July 17, 2019). Fighting stigmas with comedy: Nina G. tells her journey to stand-up in new book. Memphis Commercial Appeal.
Dalmas, Jeremy. (May 19, 2015). Can you educate with comedy? Jokes from The Comedians With Disabilities Act. KALW.
G, Nina. (April 4, 2017). I’m a Stand-Up Comic Who Stutters—and It Doesn’t Impede My Career at All. The Bold Italic.
Nina G is a comedian, professional speaker, storyteller, writer and educator. She brings her humor to help people confront and understand Disability culture, access, and empowerment. Nina shares her wit and wisdom with corporations, colleges, community/Disability awareness events and media interviews.
Nina G’s website: https://www.ninagcomedian.com/
Support Disability Media and Culture
DONATE to the Disability Visibility Project®
Alice Wong, Writer, Audio Producer, Interviewer
Cheryl Green, Text Transcript
Lateef McLeod, Introduction
Mike Mort, Artwork
Theme Music (used with permission of artist)
Song: “Dance Off”
Artist: Wheelchair Sports Camp