“Hey guys. My name is Ashly Shue, I’m 15 years old. I go to East Detroit High School. Your presentation was amazing. I’ve had a lot of struggles. My father is an alcoholic…and has almost died. Also three of my grandmothers had cancer. They survived. Gabriel, I admire you for going through that. And Kirk…I know how it feels to be abused, and I’ve built a barrier of my own too. You guys broke it down earlier today. Thank you both for coming to my school. I admire you both. Thank you so much.”Ashly Shue
Words and rhythm collide on stage with real and raw stories of survival that speak to the universal heart of people. Two men from different walks of life share, with power and raw intensity, their trials and tribulations and eventual triumphs through spoken word poetry and honest storytelling.
Humor blends with poignant moments on (and off stage) taking audiences on a rollercoaster ride of emotion, one that opens their hearts and minds and them fills them with hope.
Here is an example of a keynote that we did for the incoming class of 2014 at WMU.