Karate Chop

Shane Koyczan “To This Day” http://www.tothisdayproject.com Help this message have a far reaching and long lasting effect in confronting bullying. Please share generously.

    • At 1:20, he reminds us all what we heard growing up.
    • At 2:07, we meet another girl who was bruised by words.
    • At 2:57, we learn why she’s awesome.
    • At 3:12, we meet a kid who was pummeled by pills.
    • At 4:28, we learn how many kids have to deal with this to this day.
    • At 5:23, if you’ve been bullied, you REALLY need to hear these words.
    • At 6:00, seriously, listen to these damn beautiful words.
    • And at 6:49, we get to the point that everyone should take to heart.

http://www.upworthy.com/bullies-called-him-pork-chop-he-took-that-pain-with-him-and-then-cooked-it-into?g=4

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.

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“My experiences with violence in schools still echo throughout my life but standing to face the problem has helped me in immeasurable ways.

Schools and families are in desperate need of proper tools to confront this problem. This piece is a starting point.” – Shane

Find anti-bullying resources at http://www.bullying.org

Dozens of collaborators from around the world helped to bring this piece to life. Learn more about them and the project athttp://www.tothisdayproject.com

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  1. Pingback: Shane Koyczan: “To This Day” … for the bullied and beautiful | Zee-Rebel

  2. acobb   •  

    this is a very depressing story about this mans life. He was treated horribly when he was young and so was his girlfriend.

  3. Jarliss   •  

    This video was probably the most inspiring thing I have watched. This mans life was full of depression, but he pushed through. He kept telling himself “They are wrong”, and they were. Nobody has the right the bully you.

  4. JGeil   •  

    This video made me inspired to step up to bullies. I say that because in the video made me think of all of the things that the kids have to go though in order to be happy. I dont want people to kill them selfs because of one silly name. So step up.

  5. nbastedo   •  

    This poem was very inspirational. It really opens your eyes to bullying and how things will change eventually. This also shows you some of the affects of bullying. Everybody should try to stop bullying because you are really upsetting the person you are bullying.

  6. acobb   •  

    this is a very depressing story. his poetry is very strong and thought me not to be a bully. he is right some of this bullying can lead to suicide and the victim dies by the bullying.

  7. nmaddox   •  

    It was very inspiring and i think that if more people could see it they would, become more inspired like i was and they would try to think again or about what they have done to others.If bullies could think of what they have done to other or they have done to the persons, life we should share this video and try to make those people try to understand that they are not alone they are loved and to wipe away these horrible feelings and just try to make them become better people.

  8. Bmills   •  

    I think the video was beautiful. It was really inspirational on bullies how much of an impact they do to kids. Bullying is wrong and To the kids getting bullying other kids they do alot of damage to the kids, But one day there not gonna be On “top of the game”. There gonna be on the bottom.

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