Shane Koyczan: “To This Day”… For the Bullied and the Beautiful

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Spoken word poet, author, and performer Shane Koyczan delivers a memorable TED Talk dedicated to the bullied and the beautiful:

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In the first half, Koyczan uses storytelling to discuss his challenging adolescence that is both “hilarious and haunting” according to the TED website’s description.  I did find myself laughing in places and hurting in other places.  Check out the story leading up to the 5:00 mark when Koyczan drops the second f-bomb I’ve ever heard on a TED Talk… It’s really funny.

In the second half, Koyczan delivers his spoken word poem “To This Day,” and it is beautiful.  He combines poetry with animation and a gorgeous musical accompaniment.

Have you seen any great TED Talks this week?

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3 thoughts on “Shane Koyczan: “To This Day”… For the Bullied and the Beautiful

  1. His voice is what makes this video this video. His voice is what makes it so moving. You can tell he is feeling what the video is showing. It makes it real. I teared up as I watched it.

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