Written by Larissa
We are beyond excited and honored to be partnering with Founders Paul Catlett and Thad Forrester of Hudson Hawk Barber & Shop, to present portrait images and stories in their multiple shop locations in 2018! They see and believe in the mission and impact of what we do at 7 Billion Ones, and with such compassionate hearts that are on fire for people, we know together we can be a part of something bigger than ourselves.
Co-founder Paul says, “After reading the stories along with the intense imagery, not being a part of 7 Billion Ones wasn’t a option. By having these faces and stories in our Barber Shops, we hope that every person that walks through our door is positively impacted from this exhibit. My hope is that we can start looking at all people as humans and not statistics.”
These two portraits featured above of our dear friends Kevin & Donnis are the first selected and we are so overjoyed to present many more portraits and stories of people from all walks of life, in an in-house exhibit at all Hudson Hawk locations coming soon! We love partnering with people that want to use their passion and specialities to change the world and the people they serve...we are so looking forward to the way these images and stories affect every person that enters a Hudson Hawk shop!
Words from Co-Founder, Paul Catlett:
“There isn’t a better feeling than looking in the mirror and seeing a better version of yourself. After 30 minutes with your barber for a cut and a conversation, this is the result. This experience is something that we must not take for granted, or think that every individual in our society feels that. This is a luxury that so many homeless and less privileged never get to experience. Let’s choose not to overlook these amazing beings, and reach out our hands and eyes to them and view them as real people, no different than ourselves.
7 Billion Ones is just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to bringing awareness to so many marginalized groups and individuals (including the staggering number of homeless and less fortunate). After reading the stories along with the intense imagery, not being a part of this wasn’t a option. By having these faces and stories in our Barber Shops, we hope that every person that walks through our door is positively impacted from this collection. My hope is that we can start looking at all people as humans and not statistics.”