In conversation with Britt James, founder of Philly Unknown
In 2015, British hairstylist Joshua Coombes hit the streets of London with a pair of scissors and an extraordinary idea—that giving free haircuts to those who are experiencing homelessness could do more than simply change their outward appearances. He began posting their photos before and after their haircut and personal stories on Instagram in an effort to remove the stigmas many associate with homelessness. Through this mission’s worldwide attention and success he founded the #DoSomethingForNothing movement, which seeks to inspire people to donate their skills and time to those in need. Full of never-before-seen photos and writing, Coombes’s book urges us to find our shared humanity through universal themes of acceptance, love, and perseverance.
Books available through the Joseph Fox Bookshop