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Bullying Leaves Lasting Scars

Canadian spoken word artist Shane Koyczan’s powerful poem “To This Day” speaks to the profound and lasting impact of bullying. The accompanying video, featuring crowd-sourced animation from 80 animators around the world, was released in 2013 to coincide with Pink Shirt Day, a global anti-bullying initiative. Koyczan’s poem emphasizes how deeply words can cut, and the need for greater awareness in schools surrounding bullying and mental health issues. “To This Day” ends on an inspirational note and reminds those who experienced bullying that recovery and self-acceptance are possible.

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