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Nina G

Image: This black and white picture depicts Nina G, a woman with Italian American features, who raises her hands in triumph after telling a hilarious joke on the mic.

Contact Nina: ninagbooking at gmail.com

Nina G is the San Francisco Bay Area's favorite female stuttering stand up comedian (granted she is the only one). She is also a disability activist, storyteller, children's book author and educator. She brings her humor to help people confront and understand social justice issues such as disability, diversity, and equity.

When she isn’t performing at comedy clubs like the San Francisco Punchline or the Laugh Factory, she is playing colleges and presenting as a keynote speaker to children with disabilities and training professionals! Nina is part of the comedy troupe The Comedians with Disabilities Act, which brings laughter and awareness to audiences of all ages across the country.

She is the author of a children’s book titled, Once Upon An Accommodation: A Book About Learning Disabilities, that helps children and adults advocate for their rights as a person with a Disability. Nina's one person show, Going Beyond Inspirational, which is a comical exploration about growing up with Learning Disabilities, Dyslexia and Speech Disabilities debuted in 2015 and was featured CBS San Francisco Local.

You can find Nina at her websiteFacebook, and LinkedIn

Clips: 

TEDxSJSU (captioned video): The Everyday Ally

Understood (captioned video): Nina G: Comedian Who Uses Stand-Up to Discuss Dyslexia

Good Day Sacramento (captioned video)

Nina is available as a source and for personal essays, opinion editorial, and public speaking

Additional communication availability: Phone and videoconference preferred because Nina has dyslexia; available by chat and email

Languages: English (Fluent)

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