A proud Detroit native, Brittni Kellom, founded Just Speak as a junior in high school with the understanding that because trauma is remembered in the body first, one of the best prescriptions for healing is movement and intentionally teaching coping as a high-level skill. She is a Certified Trauma and Movement Practitioner and has been consulting and training groups since 2006. Passionate and innovative, her expertise lies in her personal story as an incest survivor which drives her work in building trauma informed environments–especially youth-centered spaces.
Within her position as Founder and ED of Just Speak, Inc., Brittni developed 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 and doula. To learn more about Brittni and her professional services, please visit her website.
Awards & Recognitions
- Power of One Dedicated Woman 2022-Michigan Community Resources
- City of Detroit Testimonial Resolution
- Eye on Detroit-CBS
- Among the 1st U.S. Red Bull Amaphiko Academy for Social Entrepreneurs in 2017.
- President’s Lifetime Achievement Award for her lifelong commitment to building a stronger nation through her volunteer service.
- 2016 Governor’s Outstanding Volunteer Service Award;
- 2015 Detroit Young Professionals Vanguard Award;
- City of Detroit’s Distinguished Service Award.
Your donations will assist in behavior modification training and relaxation materials, and incentives for the classes and students she monitors. To donate click here.
Barbara Kellom has over 25 years experience in nonprofit leadership, community advocacy and engagement. As a social entrepreneur, her passions are engaging youth and connecting people to opportunities that help them reach their full potential. As a community advocate, Barbara involves herself in programming and causes that are inclusive and concerned about the equitable treatment of Black and Brown people. To increase her knowledge about systemic and structural racism, she applied and was selected as a 2021 Detroit Equity Action Lab Fellow (DEAL 6 Cohort).
She has mentored youth ages 5-21 and enjoys developing youth programming. Barbara is a published children’s author. She is compassionate about learning and is a member of the Psi Chi International Honor Society. Ms. Kellom is the Executive Director of community development nonprofit and a proud member of Delta Sigma Theta, Inc.
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