Po zwycięskiej walce z nałogiem pomaga innym. Uliczny fryzjer bohaterem bezdomnych
Nasir Sobhani to australijski uliczny fryzjer. Stara się nieść pomoc tym, którzy już dawno stracili na nią nadzieję. Walka z uzależnieniem i religia zainspirowały go do pomocy bezdomnym w Melbourne. Historiami nowo poznanych osób dzieli się na Instagramie.
Nasir swój jedyny wolny dzień w tygodniu spędza na darmowym strzyżeniu bezdomnych. Stara się w ten sposób im pomóc nie tylko w osiągnięciu nowego wyglądu, ale również nowego startu w życiu. - Oni potrzebują kontaktu z człowiekiem. Potrzebują stymulatora. Kogoś. kto pokaże im, że obchodzi go ich los - tłumaczy Nasir.
Czyste cięcie, czysty start
Zanim Nasir zaczął pomagać innym to inni musieli pomagać jemu. Był uzależniony od narkotyków. Dziennie potrafił wydać nawet 400 dol. na kokainę. Udało mu się wyjść z nałogu. Teraz to strzyżenie stało się jego nałogiem. - Ścinanie włosów jest dla mnie teraz jak bycie na haju. To mój nowy narkotyk - przekonuje fryzjer.
Twierdzi, że robi to, aby się odwdzięczyć "za bycie znowu trzeźwym i zdrowym". Swoją akcję nazwał "Clean Cut, Clean Start" (czyste cięcie, czysty start). Historie dziesiątek osób można przeczytać na Instagramie.
Zdjęcie zamieszczone przez użytkownika Nasir Sobhani (@thestreetsbarber) 27 Gru, 2014 o 2:14 PST
This is Ganesh. He is 34 years old and has one daughter. He immigrated to Australia with his mother and brother almost 20 years ago - his father abandoned them in Fiji. Upon arrival at the age of 15, he met a girl. He fell head over heels for her, and she soon became his first love. They got a home together and had a baby daughter. Things were great for him until he found out she was having an affair. After finding out, he didn\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\'t leave her - she left him. After she left, she took his daughter with her and then his home. Distraught, broken, and alone, he was forced to live on the streets in his misery. He took up heroin in order to try his best to mask the pain of heartbreak. To this day he says - 10 years later - he\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\'s still not over her and hasn\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\'t been able to settle down. Thankfully, by the grace of his mother\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\'s love she took him into her home and did her best to do what a mother does best - nurture her youngest son. Since then, he has become a full-time carer for his oldest brother Vic (future story) and does his best to try and kick his occasional heroin habit - which has been too hard to kick since his time on the streets. The last time he tried getting a haircut the clipper died halfway through his cut, so he was forced to wear an unfinished cut. When I asked him what he wanted me to do, he said "whatever you want bro, just help make my beard look clean because I want to keep it". So I hooked him up with with a skin fade, beard trim, a line up, and put aftershave on him to not only feel fresh but to look fresh too. When I showed him the mirror, I took a video of his reaction. Make sure to check it out :) #cleancutcleanstart #thestreetsbarberproject #thestreetsbarber
Zdjęcie zamieszczone przez użytkownika Nasir Sobhani (@thestreetsbarber) 28 Cze, 2015 o 11:35 PDT
Ganesh to 34-letni emigrant z Fiji. Kraj opuścił razem z matką po tym jak jego ojciec ich zostawił. W Australii poznał żonę, z którą miał dziecko i założył szczęśliwy dom. Sielanka zakończyła się, gdy Ganesh dowiedział się, że jego ukochana go zdradza. Żona zabrała mu córkę i dom. Całkowicie załamany trafił na bruk. Na ulicy zaczął nadużywać narkotyków. po dziesięciu latach od tych wydarzeń wciąż nie jest w stanie wyjść na prostą.
This is Chris. He was 21 years old when I met him and his birthday was the following day. He has no family which he can contact or be with - he has basically been entirely alone for the past 11 years. He has been on the streets and homeless since he was 10. Yeah, I know, insane but a sad reality. I asked him how that\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\'s possible and his reason gave me chills. "I hated having to constantly wear extra layers and warm clothing at school when it was hot" he said quietly. I asked him what he meant by that and he said that it was to cover up the bruises from getting hit by his dads. "Dads?!" I said, and he replied "Ya, both by my real dad and also my step-dad". He elaborated and told me that he was mostly with his mom and step-dad - who was very abusive and beat him. Then his mom sent him to live with his \\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\'real dad\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\' and the abuse kept coming. There was no escape and he had more than he could take, so he took sanctuary to the streets. At the age of 11 he found himself smoking ice and eventually got into heroin too. When I met him he was very timid and shy and so the few people I was with had left, allowing for a more intimate session which allowed him to open up and be more comfortable. However, I think it\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\'s best that I keep what he said between us for some things are just better to stay at the shop - which are the streets to me. He had been wearing a beanie for ages which made his hair on the WHOLE back of his head into one deadlock. I had to cut away using scissors slowly and carefully. I couldn\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\'t give him any style due to the fact that his hair was so dead. We shaved his head, then his face. It was difficult to shave his neck (under his chin) due to the open sores he had from the meth use but he insisted he wanted to clean up - so I did the best I could. We finished off with a thorough dry shampoo and aftershave treatment. He looked at the mirror and was the happiest I had seen him since I had met him - which warmed my heart. He never got the chance to properly experience a childhood, let alone his youth. Hopefully in his 22nd year and beyond he\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\'ll be able to start experiencing more positivity, love and happiness in his life. Happy birthday Chris
Zdjęcie zamieszczone przez użytkownika Nasir Sobhani (@thestreetsbarber) 27 Maj, 2015 o 3:11 PDT
Chris to człowiek, który na ulicy się wychował. Został bezdomny w wieku 10 lat. Najpierw ojciec, a później ojczym znęcali się nad nim. Twierdzi, że nie miał innego wyjścia i musiał wybrać ulicę jako nowy dom. Chris jest bezdomny już od 11 lat.
This is Mark. He\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\'s 28 years old. He hasn\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\'t had contact with his family for nearly a decade. I\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\'ve known of Mark for a while now and would show him love everytime I bumped into him, and he would reciprocate with so much joy. You could tell he just wanted someone to talk to. Today when I saw him on the street, I asked if he\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\'d be interested in a cut. His eyes lit up as he said "Ya man, I haven\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\'t had a chance to get groomed in 8 or 9 months." He told me he\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\'d been homeless for 3 years. He said it wasn\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\'t drugs which led him to the streets - that although he uses both heroin and meth occasionally, he does so more for social reasons, so he can \\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\'fit in\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\' and feel like he has friends. He got kicked out of his accommodation 3 years ago and hasn\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\'t been able to land a proper job or home since. He suffers from mental illness too - "I\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\'m really depressed and hear voices in my head, Nas" - he told me, and that\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\'s another reason why he\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\'s on the streets. He has no support system and doesn\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\'t really have friends. He is lonely and just wants people to show him love and accept him. He said he often thinks about reconnecting with his family, especially during Christmas and New Years when he\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\'s alone. Listening to his story I just felt sick to my stomach at how neglected he felt. He has no support system, no friends and no family to support him. He actually didn\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\'t even have proper clothes on! His jeans were ripped and falling off his waist. He had no underwear on, and his shirt was also ripped and dirty. I had to go the full 9 yards on the brother! I went and bought him a new outfit and really took my time grooming him - with a cut, beard trim, dry shampoo, aftershave, and style. Looking at him afterwards I was quite taken aback myself and told him "Mark, you look so good bro" and he responded with "I know, and I feel GREAT!". That response made me so happy and I just took his hand and said "I hope you realize you\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\'ve made a friend for life now.. see you around soon." I love this guy - his sincerity and open heart. Thanks for opening my eyes, Mark. Bless. #cleancutcleanstart #thestreetsbarber #thestreetsbarberproject
Zdjęcie zamieszczone przez użytkownika Nasir Sobhani (@thestreetsbarber) 20 Kwi, 2015 o 3:27 PDT
Mark ma 28 lat. Bezdomny jest od trzech. Mimo wszystko nie traci nadziei i wciąż stara się być uśmiechnięty. Wśród innych ludzi szuka tylko akceptacji i ciepłych uczuć. Mark przyznaje, że cierpi na chorobę psychiczną i słyszy głosy. Jednak jego największym problemem jest trudność o odnalezieniu się w społeczeństwie.
Nasir Sobhani co tydzień jest świadkiem wzruszających historii. Każdą z nich dzieli się w mediach społecznościowych.
This is Duat. He is 34 years old and from Africa. As I recall, he said his mother was South African and father was Sudanese. Before I even got to set up shop he raised his hand towards me and gestured that he wanted a cut. It turned out that the man sitting next to him was on the streets and had seen me before cutting hair for his friends and told Duat what I do. He came over quite excited with a smile on his face and introduced himself. He was looking quite rough when I saw him and before I even got to ask what was wrong he told me, "I have just come out of the hospital". What had happened was he was tending to the aid of one of his sisters, who had an abusive partner. When he went to help her out, he got swarmed and attacked by 5 or 6 men - beating him so hard it landed him in hospital for almost a week. He had a bottle of alcohol hidden in his jacket when he sat down - so I assumed he was embarrassed of it. I tried to warm up the situation and told him about my past and how I suffered from addiction problems also - in order to make him feel as though he could relate. It turned out that he also went to rehab but not from what I thought (alcohol). He said "one day, I was smoking a joint with friends and they put meth in it - instantly I was addicted - I didn\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\'t know what I was smoking at the time". Sad story, the guy was basically tricked into addiction. I don\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\'t know if he still used drugs as I didn\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\'t ask him. But I did ask him what he wanted me to do for him. He asked for a fade on the side plus a full face shave. Spraying him with aftershave and cologne, I offered him a nice dress shirt which was donated by my lovely big brother @nimasobhani, which he accepted with gratitude. The thing that made me happier than anything was when he told me with a huge smile, "This morning in the hospital, I asked God - please help me feel and look good - and then I found you, Nas". I love being the streets barber. #cleancutcleanstart #thestreetsbarber Photo Cred : @sb__photo
Zdjęcie zamieszczone przez użytkownika Nasir Sobhani (@thestreetsbarber) 2 Cze, 2015 o 12:12 PDT
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