Speak It Forward Lands New Office Space

Our non-profit organization finally has a home in downtown Kalamazoo. It’s just the start to growing our work and changing lives in deeper and more profound ways. The office will be located downtown across the street from the popular Entertainment … Continued

Our Five Year Anniversary!

It’s amazing to think that it’s already been five years. And yet it is also amazing for us to see all the things we have been able to accomplish in those five years. And we’ve got something important to say … Continued


Fighting Domestic and Sexual Violence

This year, the Michigan Coalition Against Domestic and Sexual Violence is bringing Kinetic Affect out to keynote a morning plenary and run a breakoutsession at this year’s Annual Conference. Two men from a sordid past will be speaking on their true life … Continued

Is a Grammy in the Making?

That’s our goal in these two new CDs. We are doing things never done before and we’re excited to create CDs that will not only entertain, but also uplift and change lives. To hear some of what we’ve been putting … Continued

Building Our Army of Spoken Word Soldiers

Our army our voices has been growing and getting more powerful. We have so much footage, so many recordings and writings that we don’t yet know what to do with it all. But we do know one thing is for … Continued


Our New Office

Finally. It’s coming. The Speak It Forward office. That’s right. We’re moving in downtown. And guess what? We think Kirk‘s gonna move right above it. That’s how much he LOVES what he does. Thanks to support from the community and the … Continued


We Believe in Michigan

The W. K. Kellogg Foundation and our non-profit organization Speak It Forward Inc. are working together to reach into communities all around the state of Michigan and truly under the VOICE of the people and of the WKKF grantees. It’s … Continued


Unbelievable Magazine

Kinetic Affect stumbled across this publication on a magazine rack in Barnes and Noble. It contained amazing articles on REAL issues and shed light on some amazing work being done by people in our nation and around the world. Rarely does … Continued

Washington, DC Here We Come!

The Association of Maternal and Child Health Programs has reached out to Kinetic Affect to bring HEART and SPIRIT to their nation-wide annual conference in Washington DC. So now we have a poem about moms and kids, and we’re excited to move … Continued

Celebrating Martin Luther King Jr.

Bronson Battle Creek and Bronson and Borgess of Kalamazoo have asked Kinetic Affect to be a part of their MLK celebrations. What an honor. Learn more about what’s going on and what we’re doing to uplift us all. In honor of Martin Luther … Continued