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#VendorLetters: Mi Valedor vendor gets poetic writing to his 25-year-old self

To mark the end of INSP’s 25th anniversary year, we have been asking vendors across the street paper network to write a letter to their 25-year-old self. Four Mi Valedor vendors contributed to the #VendorLetters series, one of which chose to write something more poetic.

#VendorLetters: Two Big Issue North vendors reflect on being 25-years-old

To mark the end of INSP’s 25th anniversary year, we have been asking vendors across the street paper network to write a letter to their 25-year-old self. Today’s vendors are Nicolae and Dave of Big Issue North.

Liceulice vendor Mara: “My wish for everyone, not just 25-year-olds, is to behave nicely, fight every day and enjoy their lives”

To mark the end of INSP’s 25th anniversary year, we have been asking vendors across the street paper network to write a letter to their 25-year-old self. Two Liceulice vendors write to their 25-year-old selves about the importance of family and hard work.

One Step Away #VendorLetters in their own handwriting

To mark the end of INSP’s 25th anniversary year, we have been asking vendors across the street paper network to write a letter to their 25-year-old self. This instalment in the series features One Step Away vendors, three of which submitted their letters in their handwritten form.

#VendorLetters: Apropos vendors transformed by the street paper

To mark the end of INSP’s 25th anniversary year, we have been asking vendors across the street paper network to write a letter to their 25-year-old self. Apropos vendors Luise and Andrea talk about being able to gain independence in the years since turning 25.

L’Itinéraire vendor Maxime to his 25-year-old self: “You are empathetic because you’ve been there and back”

To mark the end of INSP’s 25th anniversary year, we have been asking vendors across the street paper network to write a letter to their 25-year-old self. Today, L’Itinéraire vendor Maxime writes words of encouragement to his younger self.

Asfalt vendor Kjetil: “You’re too young, too head strong – come on”

To mark the end of INSP’s 25th anniversary year, we have been asking vendors across the street paper network to write a letter to their 25-year-old self. In his letter, Asfalt’s Kjetil tells his 25-year-old self to calm down.

Kralji Ulice vendor Taubi to his 25-year-old self: “What about last night’s needle in the park, do you even remember?”

To mark the end of INSP’s 25th anniversary year, we have been asking vendors across the street paper network to write a letter to their 25-year-old self. This is a frank missive from Kralji Ulice vendor Taubi, singling out his behaviour as a young man.

Kupfermuckn vendor Bertl: “When I was 25, the whole world was my oyster”

To mark the end of INSP’s 25th anniversary year, we have been asking vendors across the street paper network to write a letter to their 25-year-old self. Kupfermuckn’s Bertl has lived a storied life at sea and around the world. Now 69, he sells the street paper at a weekly market in Linz.

#VendorLetters: For Faktum vendor Lars, his faith brings him “hope and joy”

To mark the end of INSP’s 25th anniversary year, we have been asking vendors across the street paper network to write a letter to their 25-year-old self. Faktum vendor Lars writes about how he finds strength in his faith and that he would tell his 25-year-old self to find a way to do the same.

Megaphone vendor Stephen: “25 for me is like a magic number”

To mark the end of INSP’s 25th anniversary year, we have been asking vendors across the street paper network to write a letter to their 25-year-old self. Megaphone vendor Stephen explains why being 25 was the best year of his life.

Lice v Lice vendor Hasan: “I had the feeling that nothing could break me”

To mark the end of INSP’s 25th anniversary year, we have been asking vendors across the street paper network to write a letter to their 25-year-old self. Lice v Lice vendor Hasan – who otherwise goes as Hari – writes about some of the life-changing events he has experienced.

#VendorLetters: FiftyFifty vendor Gerhard thinks “most of the young people of today are alright”

To mark the end of INSP’s 25th anniversary year, we have been asking vendors across the street paper network to write a letter to their 25-year-old self. Today we hear from FiftyFifty vendor Gerhard.

#VendorLetters: 18-year-old Iso Numero vendor Anglia hopes her future self will be at home with her daughter

To mark the end of INSP’s 25th anniversary year, we have been asking vendors across the street paper network to write a letter to their 25-year-old self. Iso Numero vendor Anglia is only 18, so she wrote a letter to her future self, with dreams of being at home with her young daughter.

#VendorLetters: Big Issue Australia’s Daryl was on a “road to self-discovery” at 25

To mark the end of INSP’s 25th anniversary year, we have been asking vendors across the street paper network to write a letter to their 25-year-old self. 41-year-old Daryl is today’s vendor, who actually started selling the street paper not long after he turned 25. It has had a big impact on his life.

Big Issue vendors write to their 25-year-old selves: “Don’t be too hard on yourself, it will help you understand people and their mistakes”

To mark the end of INSP’s 25th anniversary year, we have been asking vendors across the street paper network to write a letter to their 25-year-old self. Today, we hear from four Big Issue vendors in the UK – apt as the format is a twist on the popular ‘Letter to My Younger Self’ series from The Big Issue.

Throughout the festive period, street paper vendors write to their 25-year-old self

Starting tomorrow, INSP is publishing a series of pieces of writing by vendors. In each instalment, vendors from various street papers across our network write to and about their 25-year-old self, a twist on the popular ‘Letter to My Younger Self’ Big Issue series, and to further mark 2019 as INSP’s 25th anniversary.