top of page

Episode 11 with Nina G

Activism, Art & Sharing the Stage

April 4th, 2018

What if you could change the world with just one piece? When Lin-Manuel Miranda got the idea for writing “Hamilton,” he didn’t set out to make a social activist piece. And yet, the result was a hugely successful game-changing musical whose cast reflected America’s diversity today - activism at its best. Sometimes you may set out to be an activist and sometimes you simply set out to work on something interesting to you and yet, the impact of that IS activism. In this episode, I chat with Stuttering Comedian, Nina G about “Is it Art or is it Activism?,” about disability, Inspiration Porn, how she learned to take up space, and why she loves to perform. This episode also includes a special advice section from me on “How to Be Onstage With a Show Hog and . . . How Not to Be One.” 


You might also enjoy these episodes:

Episode 23 The "It" Factor and Neuroscience


Episode 1 Perform Like A Shaman

Get notified when a new episode is ready!

Find Performers & Creators Lab Podcast on Your Favorite Podcast App:

  • Black iTunes Icon
  • Black Google Play Icon
  • Black Twitter Icon
  • Black Instagram Icon
  • Black Facebook Icon
  • Black YouTube Icon

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. Nina's next book, “Stutterer Interrupted” is due to release in 2018. Learn more at

You've Got a Story? I'm listening!

I'm looking for personal stories to rock the world, to inspire, to change the way people think about things - from performing artists, creative professionals, and experts willing to share your inspiration, expertise and insights on the Performers & Creators Lab Podcast.


Leave me a voicemail: (415) 870-7064 and have your commentary included on a show!

Interested in receiving coaching on the show?  Click here to apply.


Or apply to be a featured guest here:

"Holly is amazing at pulling deep wisdom out of her interviewees. This podcast is a must listen!

- Data Bunk


bottom of page