What’s It Like To Be Young And Bullied?
Filed by KOSU News in Art & Life.
January 3, 2014
Part 2 of the TED Radio Hour episode Overcoming.
About Shane Koyczan’s TEDTalk
Shane Koyczan describes growing up endlessly tormented by bullies. When he turned to spoken-word poetry to cope, he found that millions related to his anti-bullying message.
About Shane Koyczan
Shane Koyczan is a poet, author and performer. He performed at the opening ceremonies of the Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics, where more than 1 billion people heard his piece We Are More. He has published three books, including Stickboy, which he is turning into an anti-bullying libretto for the Vancouver Opera. In 2012, he released a full-length album with his band, Shane Koyczan and the Short Story Long, that included the viral hit “To This Day.” [Copyright 2014 NPR]