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ninagcomedian

Bio: Nina G is the world’s only female stuttering stand up comedian (or at least until she finds another). 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! Check out her newest project, Once Upon an Accommodation: A Picture Book for all Ages! Nina writes from her own experience as a person with a Learning Disability and how to navigate the world of disability related accommodations in school. (from my first blog) I am reluctantly blogging! I actually hate writing! Despise it! Use entirely too many exclamation points! I am a stand up comedian who stutters and has a Learning Disability. In spite of the stuttering I love talking. Not the case for writing. It sucks! I hate the process because I feel that I have to go through drafts and drafts because of structure, grammar, spelling and all those things that I got red on my paper for while in school. My fantasy was to write my memoirs but that has been three years in the fantasizing. So I decided to open myself up and write it here. In my stand up, I stutter openly. I say I stutter and I just stutter---f-f-fuck it, right?! Well why not on a blog? Not the stuttering part but the Learning Disability-dyslexia part. I am choosing to let the little green and red lines dictate my editing. I am not having someone look at this before I publish it. I am just going to write. I am smart, most likely smarter than most good spellers and grammerers (ya, that's a neologism--live with it). Obviously I am defensive because this is a difficult process for me and I want the reader to beware of any disjointed-ness and PLEASE don't correct my spelling or grammar--just like you shouldn't complete my sentences. With that warm welcome of self-disclosures, I welcome you to my blog. I hope to share my experiences as a woman with multiple disabilities who sees herself as an activist using humor as a way to express my perspective and hopefully move along the conversation of whatever I am talking about. Thank you for checking out my blog. You can become a fan of me on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/ninagcomedian and find my videos on Youtube at NinaGcomic. I look forward to comments ranging from "women aren't funnny," to "you are such an inspiration (which I only allow if you actually have a disability and I reflect on your experiences)."

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  1. Dear Nina,

    I have been asked on behalf of staff within my organisation to seek permission to use an image on your website with our speech and language therapy staff. Can you give me an email address to formalise this request?

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Insights from a stuttering comedian with dyslexia. These are my unedited thoughts. Grammar and spelling doesn't count on blogging, especially since it did I would never post!

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