How To Talk


Speak Up Magazine has been publishing since 2011. We’re trying new stuff to make it sharper, more relevant and create a bigger impact for readers and for street entrepreneurs selling it.


We’d love to hear your thoughts about it. (see below)

Something New

After 18 months of publishing Speak Up Zine on a near-monthly basis, it became clear that we needed to to try something new. Although the zine contributors, all of whom have been homeless, and many readers have strongly appreciated the homeless-only authorship of the zine, there was a growing internal consensus that it was not a compelling read.

To date, our entire purpose with the publication has been to create a unique product that street entrepreneurs sell in order to make a livable income…if the product wasn’t compelling, their sales wouldn’t be either.

This issue is the first in a few months of experiments. Please send us your feedback — we want to know what works and what doesn’t. Email

Photo Credits

Photo Credits: We drew heavily from stock photo-sharing blog


The gorgeous and delightful photo of Harry Griffin was taken by Peggi Knowe.


Many of the contributor photos were selfies or taken by Peggi.

Next Issue Coming Soon!