Book Soup and Pauly’s Project present Joshua Coombes, in conversation with Paul Avila, discussing Do Something for Nothing

When you're on the fringes of society, being noticed 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. This inspired him to begin 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. (Akashic Books)


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Do Something for Nothing: Seeing Beneath the Surface of Homelessness, Through the Simple Act of a Haircut Cover Image
ISBN: 9781617759352
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Published: Akashic Books - May 18th, 2021