A Magazine for the Poor and Powerless
Speak Up is a magazine of the streets. It provides a voice and a unique employment opportunity for people on the streets, in transition and experiencing poverty. Speak Up street entrepreneurs buy copies of the magazine for $1.00, then sell it for $2.00, keeping the profit and tips. This provides a legitimate alternative to panhandling and reduces dependency on social services, which leads to dignity and hope.
The flagship publication is released monthly. It is written by experts, volunteers and “street writers” who have been on the streets or are experiencing homelessness.
Speak Up hosts and facilitates weekly writing workshops for those seeking to find their voice and tell their stories of hope and hardship.