They showed us this at a school assembly and like a fourth of my class started crying. It’s really a powerful video, everyone needs to see it.
My english teacher showed my class this. I seriously hurt myself trying not to cry.
I watch this every time it’s linked (every time I watch it I also cry). If I could make everyone watch a video, it would be this one.
Please watch this, it is so empowering.
OH MY GOSH I HAVE WAITED FOR THIS. The guy who writes and speaks these poems is one of my favourite spoken word poets ever, his name is Shane Koyczan. Seriously the guy has a beautiful way with words and rhyme and the rhythm in his poetry is entrancing. If you want to hear more of him I highly suggest checking out his sound cloud: https://soundcloud.com/shane-koyczan
I have a real issue with anyone trying to protect children from their own imaginations. If we cannot acknowledge that a lot of us have a bit of darkness within ourselves, some more than others perhaps, and bring it into the light and examine it and talk about this part of the human condition, then I think we will be living in quite a dangerous climate. I think that’s much more damaging for children.
J.K. Rowling on parents that forbid their children from reading Harry Potter (or any fantasy novel that they vaguely disagree with)