Tag archives for poetry
"What If" by Craig A. Miller is a great spoken word poetry video about surviving a suicide attempt.
Powerful and eloquent, his is a relatable, moving, and inspiring story for many people.
Craig A. Miller shares his story in more detail in a book, "This is How it Feels: A Memoir of Attempting Suicide and Finding Life."
This book is recommended to learn more about suicide and recovery from a lived experience perspective. It has received nearly-all five...
Spoken word artist Shane Koyczan gives a live performance of "To This Day" in a TED Talk. Accompanied by a violinist, as well as the crowdsourced animation from the viral video (with million views and counting), Shane also gives a longer introduction with more talk about bullying and growing up.
Rousing, touching, funny and sad, this is a beautiful performance that received a standing ovation. Transcript available in nine languages.
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Heartwrenching and visually exquisite, "To This Day" is an animated journey into the effects of bullying.
Mental health problems, long lasting impacts on self-esteem, and other consequences result from bullying in youth. But as well as exploring those themes in touching ways, this video inspires people to recover and look to their own beauty. A great way to begin an anti-bullying conversation from the perspective of recovery instead of empty "end bullying" sloganeering, this video immediately went viral, with...