Speak Up is an independent “street magazine,” one of over 100 publications worldwide, that provides a voice and a unique employment opportunities people experiencing poverty and homelessness.

Vendors buy copies of Speak Up Magazine for $1, then sell the magazine for $4, keeping the proceeds. This provides a legitimate alternative to panhandling and dependency on social services, which leads to dignity and hope. Learn more.

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Speak Up Magazine is written by volunteers and industry experts about issues of homelessness, social justice and poverty.

Speak Up Zine is written by individuals who have experienced homeless and who may still be on the streets. Many articles and stories appearing in the zine were developed through one of our weekly writing workshops.

To get involved with magazine production, photography, writing or design, use the volunteer contact form. Or make a tax-deductible donation toward our operating expenses and print more magazines.