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Vendor wishes: “We want to get our daughter back”

Amy and Dewayne sell Speak Up in North Carolina. They hope in the new year to get a home or camper, so they can get their daughter back and be happy.

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October global street paper covers get scary

Between Halloween and Trump, there’s a frighteneing vibe on this month’s international street paper covers. Thank god for Street Cat Bob…

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Charlotte protests: street paper vendor’s view from epicentre of unrest

Edward Smalls sells Speak Up magazine every weekday in uptown Charlotte. This put him in the middle of the heated protests that exploded in the aftermath of the police shooting of Keith Lamont Scott.

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“We are a part of something much greater” – INSP summit scholarships enhance street paper movement

INSP scholarships to the Global Street Paper Summit allow emerging street papers to learn from the expertise within the network, and bring new voices to the global conversation.

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100% of delegates inspired by Global Street Paper Summit 2016

As the Global Street Paper Summit 2016 came to a close, 100% of delegates were inspired, and would recommend the summit to other street paper staff.

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INSP Awards: meet our finalists for Best Vendor Contribution to a street paper

From an insight into life on the streets to a gripping personal account of the Gulf War, discover our six finalists for Best Vendor Contribution in this year’s INSP Awards.

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INSP Awards: Street paper vendors’ writing, art and photography vies for international prize

Street paper vendors face multiple barriers to having to their voice heard, but INSP street papers are a powerful platform. These are some of the best vendor contributions in the last year.

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Speak Up vendor’s Requiem for a Lost Generation

Speak Up vendor Dustin has lost many friends. This piece is an “homage to some of the old school hobos who taught me as a young man to survive and thrive on the street”.

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INSP Awards: best street paper design of 2015/16 revealed

All this week, we reveal the longlisted entries for the editorial categories of the INSP Awards. Today we unveil the top ten in the Best Design category.

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Check out December’s festive street papers!

We’ve got Santas galore on this month’s covers! Plus lots of kitties, gingerbread houses, elves, snowmen… and glitter.

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INSP Advent Calendar: day nine

Carry on counting down to Christmas with #INSPadvent! Open today’s window and hear from Steve in Michigan.