Bullies called him pork chop. He took that pain with him and then cooked it into this.
We must change this. Our students should be taught, REALLY TAUGHT, not just be lectured on, interpersonal & intrapersonal understanding & compassion. And let's put counselors in the role of actually helping children work through this crap-- real therapy.
Shane Koyczan was bullied a lot when he was a kid. So he took that pain and made this stunning video with the help of some amazingly talented people. It's kind of breathtaking and powerful, just a warning. Also, it has a happy ending.
This video is not from just one filmmaker. 'To This Day' is an animated film created from the submission by animators and motion designers around the world for a spoken word poem by Shane Koyczan about the effects of bullying. It is a powerful look at the journey many of us take, and really shows the value of collaboration.
Spoken word, Shane Koyczan "And for moment, it was like joy was a tangible thing, like you could touch it. Like for the first time we could watch love and hate dance together in a waltz of such precision and beauty that we finally understood the history wasn’t important. To know the man, all we ever had to do was listen".