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Poet @JoshuaLukeSmith Speaks On ‘Becoming Human’ On #WorldSuicidePreventionDay


The 25 year-old wordsmith & philosophy graduate has always managed to combine his love of words & music to inspire people to break free from their own limitations. Joshua believes it’s the responsibility of the poet to stand on the soapbox to champion social causes and he wants to use his words to do just that. This time he’s chosen to highlight World Suicide Prevention Day on 9.10.2016 with a powerful track called “Becoming Human” which has a moving video to accompany it.

“I wrote ‘Becoming Human’ to connect with the heart of our human story. In a driven culture based on success & stature, where is the space to become, to grow, to fall, & then stand back up? In reality, we connect at our most vulnerable. We all break sometimes. We all arrived here naked. We don’t talk about our weakness enough and that’s why I think so many of us feel lonely, isolated, & disconnected.”

Joshua approached Samaritans as he wanted “Becoming Human” to help those who might be feeling desperate & isolated.

Paul McDonald from the charity felt the track had real impact:

“It’s a powerful blend of observation & passion for humanity. At the heart of the track is what Samaritans is all about – simple human connection so that a person feels more understood and less isolated & alone. It doesn’t judge, and encourages us all to be less afraid to make those connections. As the track brilliantly illustrates, we all have more in common than we have differences.”

Joshua hopes the track will hit straight to the heart of the human condition as well as raise awareness about World Suicide Prevention Day and also the great work Samaritans do.

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