Brittni A-M Kellom, CTP-E, CTP-C, CATP, Executive Director & Visionary
Certified Advanced Trauma Practitioner
Brittni Kellom is the founder and executive director of Just Speak Inc.®, an advocacy organization that supports children and youth surviving childhood trauma, including sexual abuse, child abuse, neglect and other severe life occurrences. Ms. Kellom was sexually and emotionally abused by her biological father for 4 years. The emotional impact of this experience immediately changed the trajectory of Brittni’s life from a compassionate scholar to passionate activist and youth advocate.
At 17, Brittni committed herself as an advocate, speaker, and activist. She delivers her message through training, speaking, and mentoring from the perspective of a survivor.
“As a survivor, it is my charge to facilitate awareness about the scarring problem of childhood trauma. From ages 3 to 18, I encourage peer to peer education, relaxation, safe spaces, facilitating workshops and training, as an integral part of the healing process, and encouraging self-reflection. I am an advocate for those who cannot tell their story but more importantly I, along with the volunteers of Just Speak, Inc., serve as the voice and physical expression of a quiet survivor’s courage. We: Silence the Pain.”
Brittni was has shared her perspective on trauma and sexual assault in various publications and interviews. Recently, she was interviewed in Bustle and MadameNoire magazines where she candidly shared her professional knowledge and personal accounts of surviving incest and striving to be healthy and whole.
In 2018, Brittni’s story was featured in Forbes in an article entitled, “This Founder is Using Her Own Story to Help Children Share Theirs”. The article highlights her work as an advocate, administrator, and a certified trauma practitioner building resiliency in children who have experienced trauma.
Ms. Kellom is also among 14 Fellows selected to attend the 1st U.S. Red Bull Amaphiko Academy for Social Entrepreneurs in August 2017. In 2016, Brittni was honored with the President’s Lifetime Achievement Award for her lifelong commitment to building a stronger nation through her volunteer service. In the past, she has accepted the 2016 Governor’s Outstanding Volunteer Service Award; and is a recipient of the 2015 Detroit Young Professionals Vanguard Award; 2015-16 CEW Ruth Jeanette Buttrey Scholar; 1st recipient of University of Michigan’s Black Business Undergraduate Society Scholarship; and a recipient of the City of Detroit’s Distinguished Service Award. Under her leadership, Just Speak received the 2013 Playworks Game Changer Award in the category of Respect. She has worked with children with a history of abuse in a residential environment; as well as in various school systems. Brittni was recently recognized as one of the millennials impacting Detroit by Huffington Post.
Within her position as Founder and ED of Just Speak, Inc., Brittni developed outLOUD™, a resiliency and trauma curriculum, and MOVE™, a movement therapy program. Currently, Ms. Kellom is a trauma advocate for domestic violence and sexual assault survivors in a Michigan law clinic. She is a certified trauma practitioner. To learn more about Brittni and her professional services, please visit her website.
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