Posts Tagged ‘To This Day’

Shane Koyczan’s Stunning Anti-Bullying Video: “To This Day”

February 22, 2013

shane-koyczanI love this animated, seven-minute anti-bullying video by British Columbia poet and spoken-word artist Shane Koyczan. It’s an emotionally charged testament to the power of positive self-esteem and the indescribable beauty of every individual soul. The video relates Koyczan’s own experience of being bullied in school, and featuress the stories of two other victims: a girl with a birthmark on her face and a boy suffering from depression.

I was especially moved by the stunning poetry and visuals in this passage:

So we grew up believing that no one would ever fall in love with us, that we’d be lonely forever, that we’d never meet someone to make us feel like the sun was something they (more…)