Poetry & Art Tell a Powerful Story About the Lasting Impact of Bullying
To This Day
by 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,” writes Shane Koyczan. “I wrote To This Day, a spoken word poem, to further explore the profound and lasting impact that bullying can have on an individual.”
Collaborating with animators and motion artists, Shane’s spoken word was paired with 20 second visual segments to bring us this stunning video that will move you through tears into empowerment:
To This Day Project is a project based on Shane’s poem, with a mission to further explore the deep and long lasting effects bullying can have on children. According to their web site, “Schools and families are in desperate need of proper tools to confront this problem. We can give them a starting point… A message that will have a far reaching and long lasting effect in confronting bullying.”
For more online resources, check out bullying.org, a collaborative project aimed to help people understand that they are not alone in being bullied, that being bullied is not their fault, and that there are many positive ways to deal with bullying.