More Than a Magazine

Speak Up is street magazine.  It provides a voice and a unique employment opportuniy people experiencing poverty and homelessness.


Vendors buy copies of Speak Up Magazine for $.80, then sell the magazine for $2.00, keeping the proceeds. This provides a legitimate alternative to panhandling and dependency on social services, which leads to dignity and hope. Learn more.

Speak Up Zine

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The flagship publication is Speak UP Zine, which is released monthly. It is written by men and women experiencing homelessness or who have lived on the streets. Speak Up hosts and partners with other organizations to facilitate weekly writing workshops, where essays, articles and poetry is written and sharpened.


Speak Up Magazine

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Speak Up’s original publication is now produced annually in collaboration with guest editors. It is written by volunteers and industry experts about issues of homelessness, social justice and poverty.


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.


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