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8 beautiful and heartbreaking poems from Shane Koyczan

8 beautiful and heartbreaking poems from Shane Koyczan

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Shane Koyczan has a way with words. “I’ve been shot down so many times I get altitude sickness just from standing up for myself,” he says, beginning today’s talk. “That’s what we were told—stand up for yourself. But that’s hard to do if you don’t know who you are.” Koyczan appeared on the TED2013 stage []

Live a life to do with beauty: Shane Koyczan at TED2013

Live a life to do with beauty: Shane Koyczan at TED2013

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Spoken-word poet and artist Shane Koyczan is onstage at TED, sharing his own experiences and charming us silly. This is an intimate, heartfelt look into a life that has not always been easy. “I’ve been shot down so many times I get altitude sickness just from standing up for myself,” he says. Being told to stand up []