Seeing beneath the surface of homelessness, through the simple act of a haircut
The worldwide grassroots’ movement #Dosomethingfornothing, encourages people to contribute something to those less fortunate than themselves. Joshua Coombes founder of this crusade launched this programme in 2015 in the hope that people could impact positively on the lives of those less fortunate than themselves.
By offering homeless people in major cities in India, Australia, America, and Europe a free haircut, he was able to connect with them; they were eager to have their voice heard. Although he generally just listened, he was also able to engage his ‘clients’ in conversations; some never dreamt that they would be on the street. A collection of their stories form his beautiful, moving, and insightful book “Do Something For Nothing”. Every single story, with before and after photograph, explains the plight of each individual and their current situation; why he/she is now on the fringe of society.
Readers will find that this memoir gives them a greater understanding of this growing social phenomenon. The author is donating the proceeds from this book to organisations dedicated to assisting unsheltered people.