Tue, Nov 23|
Plum Grove Cyclery
Do Something For Nothing
Be inspired by author and activist Joshua Coombes as he talks about his new book Do Something For Nothing. Space is limited. Reserve your seat today!
When & Where
Nov 23, 2021, 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM
Plum Grove Cyclery, 120C E Market St, Leesburg, VA 20176, USA
Joshua Coombes is a British hairstylist and founder of #DoSomethingForNothing - a social media movement that encourages and inspires people to connect their skills and time to those who need them. From humble beginnings, this was initiated in 2015. Joshua’s desire, quite simply, was to positively impact people’s lives by offering free haircuts to men and women experiencing homelessness on the streets of London. By posting transformative images on Instagram, his platform continues to grow as he amplifies stories that often go unheard. This mission caught the attention of media outlets in Europe and has rippled worldwide. Coverage includes appearing in National Geographic's series 'The Story of Us' with Morgan Freeman released on Netflix internationally.
Joshua has recently written his first book, which has been published in the U.K, North America, Australia & New Zealand. Through the simple act of a haircut, readers are taken on a geographical and emotional journey into the lives of people 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, 100% of the author's proceeds will be dedicated to future not-for-profit art projects to amplify the lives of isolated people.
Today, Joshua continues his efforts, cutting hair on the streets and collaborating with artists to curate multi-media exhibitions and share a unified message of empathy. Joshua gives talks internationally to provide intimate insights and experiences to inspire others to become active, and how powerful a simple act of kindness can be.