Celebrated Canadian spoken word poet Shane Koyczan, who shot to national fame with his piece “We Are More” at the Vancouver Olympics, has developed and launched an important new video project to help educators and families come together in response to youth bullying.
Responding to the fact that bullying has spread well beyond schoolyards and classrooms and into the broader community, Shane’s powerful poem and video calls on the community to respond.
Shane, who acknowledges that after years of being a bullying victim he himself became a perpetrator, says: “I’ve spent years working to restore the better parts of my nature. I want to cheer on the underdog, celebrate the strengths in the lonely and outcast, and reassure the despondent that endurance is a kind of credential for this life.”
You can learn more about Shane Koyczan’s #ToThisDay initiative HERE.