SPEAK UP ZINE
Speak Up is street magazine. It provides a voice and a unique employment opportunity for people on the streets, in transition and experiencing poverty. 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.
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.