Shane Koyczan: For The Bullied and Beautiful

Very emotional speech. This guy really hit the nail on the head. Clearly he understands, because everything he said is so true.

By turn hilarious and haunting, poet Shane Koyczan puts his finger on the pulse of what it’s like to be young and … different. “To This Day,” his spoken-word poem about bullying, captivated millions as a viral video (created, crowd-source style, by 80 animators). Here, he gives a glorious, live reprise with backstory and violin accompaniment by Hannah Epperson.

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