About Kelli Dunham

kelli_dunham_stethoscope_by_syd_london-1-5-copy-side-full-for-printKelli Dunham is the ex-nun genderqueer nurse storytelling nerd comic so common in modern Brooklyn. Kelli has appeared on Showtime and the Discovery Channel and nationwide at colleges, prides, fundraisers, the Cinderblock Comedy Festival and even the occasional livestock auction. Kelli’s comedy CDs (including “I am NOT a 12 Year Old Boy,”” Why Is the Fat Always One Angry” and “Almost Pretty”) are on regular rotation on Sirius Satellite Radio’s Rawdog Comedy Station. 

Although Kelli came of age in the comedy world, she’s a storyteller to the bones (and she’s a nurse who recently had a knee replacement, so don’t get her started talking about bones) She has been featured on Big City Stories, Bad Date Great Story, the Story Collider, Kevin Allison’s RISK podcast, Ari Shaffir’s Skeptic Tank, the Tale Behind the Stories, What Had Happened Was and Two Truths And A Lie in New York and at MassMoCA Kelli was nominated to be a 2105 White House Champion of Change for her work as the co-founder and co-curator of Queer Memoir, NYC’s first longest-running and most earnest LGBT storytelling event.  

Kelli is an RN and has written seven books of humorous non-fiction, including two children’s books being used by Sonlight conservative home schooling association in their science curriculum. You may have also seen Kelli’s unique humorously concerned voice in articles on XOJane, Refinery29, The New Republic, Thought Catalog, Autostraddle and the NPR Health Blog. She speaks frequently at colleges, health care facilities and nursing conferences about the healing power of personal storytelling.