Spread the HealingTweetChristchurch man Matt Brown set up a barber shop after the 2011 earthquake, and realised just listening can lead to a lot of good There are the hardened criminals. The patched gang members. The older men who watched their father beat their mother before turning on them. The young boys whose mothers drink [...]
Christchurch man Matt Brown set up a barber shop after the 2011 earthquake, and realised just listening can lead to a lot of good
There are the hardened criminals. The patched gang members. The older men who watched their father beat their mother before turning on them. The young boys whose mothers drink and tell them they are unwanted. The alcoholics, the drug addicts, the gamblers.
They all take their seat in New Zealand barber Matt Brown’s chair. And they talk. And Brown listens, offers advice and support where he can and, hopefully, help his customers turn their lives around.
The men I have had sit there and cry, the toughest men, just sobbing
I have had clients completely turn their lives around … They’ve quit gangs or stopped drinking
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