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[ Thought Leaders ]
Written by Sam Burns
How impactful can a haircut really be? For the folks who meet The Streets Barber, it’s life changing! He has been cutting hair in alleyways and on sidewalks for years, giving people down on their luck a fresh cut and a fresh start. Here’s how we can all use our talents to make the world a little bit better for others.
You don’t need money to make a huge difference in someone else’s life. The world needs you to share your talents! And this article may be just the push you need to get started.
Courtesy of Nasir Sobhani, @thestreetsbarber
There’s nothing that leaves you feeling more confident than a great new haircut. It’s a chance to start over, clean up your look, or even reinvent yourself! Regardless of what you go for, this bit of self-care has a lot of power to change how we see ourselves, and sometimes even more importantly, change how the world sees us.
Since 2014, barber Nasir Sobhani, also known as “The Streets Barber,” has been heading out on his day off to give free haircuts to people experiencing homelessness and hard times in Melbourne, Australia.
He sits down with them, asks about their story, listens, and then uses his skills to help them head into a brighter future. In this 1-minute documentary from 60 Second Docs, we get to meet Nasir and hear why he does all of this!
Amazing, right? Give Nasir a follow on Instagram to stay up to date with his work! To hear more about Nasir’s story, check out this video on his website. His YouTube channel is also a great place to hear some of the stories of the people that he’s given haircuts to—the videos are beautiful!
If you’d like to watch more short documentaries like this one, you’ll find a seemingly endless supply over on the 60 Second Docs YouTube channel!
Can food fight loneliness? In the kitchens of the Healing Meals Community Project, food is giving people a place to come together, work in the service of others, and leave people changed for life!
How can we spread joy with our work? Certainly, the answer is unique to each of us, but sometimes we need a little inspiration to get ourselves started. So let us introduce you to one of those sources of inspiration, Shari Kadar.
Can a street performer change the way we think about helping our neighbor? Well, in the subways of New York City, one musician's experiment in kindness has spread to a global movement to do good with whatever talents we have!
As always, my friend, stay open to new possibilities!
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Sam has written and edited hundreds of articles since joining the EWC team in 2016. She writes about topics from the wonders of nature to the organizations changing the world and the simple joys in life! Outside of the EWC office, she’s a part-time printmaker, collector of knick-knacks, and taster of cheeses.
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