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To this day: Impressive storytelling about the trauma of bullying

Posted by Marc van Gurp | 1-04-2013 20:30 | Category: Abuse, Violence

Shane Koyczan - To this day: Impressive storytelling about the trauma of bullying

This perfect combination of storytelling, poetry and animation is online since Feb 19 and got over 7,6 million viewers on YouTube.
It is a project from Canadian Poet, Author and Performer Shane Koyczan.

To This Day is a project to further explore the profound and lasting impact that bullying can have on an individual.”

Shane Koyczan: “My experiences with violence in schools still echo throughout my life but standing to face the problem has helped me in immeasurable ways.”

I can tell you how impressed I am. But I think it is better to give some quotes:

“Everyday before I sleep I watch this”
“The first bullying video that actually said something to me…thanks. I needed it”
“still amazing. they showed this at my school and usually everyone talks through the news but not a soul dared move when this was playing.”
“i’ve watched this at least 100 times since the day it was released. it is the only thing keeping me going at this point. thank you shane.”
“I think the last line “our lives will only be a balancing act that has less to do with pain and more to do with beauty.” I think it means that although we’ve been through horrible painful things, we have to find beauty and balance out the good and bad. Thats how you make it, you find beauty even when you think it’s over.”

See all 41,000 comments at YouTube here.

The Digital Track is available for $1 here.

Shane Koyczan published this Thank You after the overwhelming response:


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