It is our vulnerability that makes us strong, not just as people, but also as poets. Learning to take “what we know” and turning it into a deeper awareness of our world through writing is what makes Kinetic Affect’s poetry universal and tangible to audiences and this is why Kirk Latimer and Gabriel Giron co-founded the non-profit arm of their work, Speak It Forward Inc.

Through fun, funny and emotionally poignant activities and dialogue, we are able to tap into the potential of a writer (student, professional, you name it) and unleash that potential through the art of spoken word. The educational process takes people on a journey from self-exploration to one of personal transformation through the use of poetry mechanics, word play and raw honesty. Then we share (through performances) our “scars”, as they exist in our lives and in our writings, with each other. It is this powerful sharing that makes us better writers, better people and more connected with the world around us.