To celebrate its anniversary, Montreal street paper L’Itinéraire invited its talented vendors to take charge of the whole paper. The result is 100% vendors… and 100% brilliant.
Meeting music legends Johnny Cash and Elvis Presley might have left your average American teenager starstruck. But not Denver VOICE vendor Penny! She recalls jamming with some of the country’s most iconic musicians when she was a teen in Nashville, and explains how she later became homeless in Denver, Colorado.
Antonio Mininni is set to retire after 20 years at Scarp de’ tenis. As the Italian street paper celebrates its 200th edition, Antonio says he’s looking forward to getting a lie in.
Ex-Big Issue vendor Joel Hodgson went from sleeping rough in London to working for one of the city’s top law firms, thanks to The Big Issue Foundation. He shares his inspirational story and explains why he’s supporting The Big London Night Walk tomorrow.
Attacked by the terrorist group Al-Shabaab in his native Somalia, it was a miracle that Ali Nur Mohamed was not killed. He has found safety and hope selling Swiss street paper Surprise in Basel. He tells his story.
“I hope that these photographs can open people’s eyes, hearts, and minds to the issue of homelessness in our community.” The Curbside Chronicle paired its vendors with professional photographers to capture Oklahoma City from their perspective.
“I’m going to sell papers, get off the streets and be a productive citizen,” vowed William Howard when he first started selling Street Roots in Portland, Oregon. And that’s exactly what he did.
When Cyril Mylambiso started selling The Big Issue South Africa in Cape Town four years ago, he felt like a failure – now he is proud to have held down a job for so long.