Kinetic Affect is a dynamic spoken word duo based in Kalamazoo
composed of two very different men; Kirk Latimer, a survivor of his
own destructive past, and Gabriel Giron, a survivor of cancer, combine
their voices to give life to their difficult past experiences.

Together they are able to show audiences the common humanity we all
share. Having been featured on television shows, such as the hit show America’s Got Talent and on the Apollo stage, Kinetic Affect’s international reach combines entertainment with deeply moving and emotional personal struggles and triumphs. This work has driven them to co-found a non-profit organization called Speak It Forward Inc. which brings the power of their work and personal experiences to those individuals, vulnerable children and
organizations that need it the most.