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Do Something for Nothing: Seeing Beneath the Surface of Homelessness, Through the Simple Act of a Haircut
 

Do Something for Nothing: Seeing Beneath the Surface of Homelessness, Through the Simple Act of a Haircut (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

By Coombes, Joshua

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Through the simple act of a hair cut, readers are taken on a geographical and emotional journey into the lives of humans experiencing homelessness in different cities across the world. Coombes is a hairdresser, and he believes that small acts of love can make a big impact. Joshua... hopes he can help the homeless, not by offering them money or food, but by giving them a haircut. --Morgan Freeman, in The Story of Us (Netflix) When you're on the fringes of society, being recognized can mean everything. In 2015, while working at a London hair salon, Joshua Coombes took to the streets with his scissors to build relationships with people sleeping rough in the capital and began posting transformative images on social media to amplify their voices. These stories resonated and thousands of people got involved in their own way. #DoSomethingForNothing was born--a movement that encourages people to connect their skills and time to those who need it. Via the simple act of a haircut, readers are taken on a geographical and emotional journey into the lives of humans experiencing homelessness in different cities across the world. Featuring never-before-seen photographs and all-new writing, Do Something for Nothing explores themes of love, acceptance, shame, and perseverance, while inviting us to see ourselves in one another and dissolve the negative stigmas surrounding homelessness. Additionally, a portion of the proceeds from this book will be donated to organizations dedicated to assisting unsheltered people.
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ISBN 9781617759352
Publisher Akashic Books
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
Alternate Format(s) View All (2 other possible title(s) available)
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ISBN-13 9781617759352
Stock Available
Status Internationally sourced; ships 6-14 working days
Publisher Akashic Books
Imprint Akashic Books
Publication Country
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
 › 2 other possible formats available
Author(s) By Coombes, Joshua
Category Photographs: Portraits
Social Classes
Poverty
Social Issues: Unemployment
Charities & Voluntary Services
Number of Pages 160
Dimensions Width: 152mm
Height: 229mm
Spine: 18mm
Dewey Code 305.569
Weight 499g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Library of Congress Homeless persons, Social movements, Homelessness, Portraits, Coombes, Joshua
NBS Text Social Issues, Services & Welfare
ONIX Text General/trade

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