“Instructions for a Bad Day” is a spoken word poem by Shane Koyczan, in a video produced by the Pink Shirt Day Student Collaboration, a high school anti-bullying initiative. 

This inspiring and creative project combines Koyczan’s powerful reading with a visual narrative set in a high school. Using simple special effects, the students’ story complements the eloquent and moving poem.

Shane Koyczan is a poet from Vancouver, Canada best known for performing in the 2010 Olympic Opening Ceremonies and for creating the viral To This Day Project video (with over 20 million views).

Watch more of his videos on his YouTube channel.