The Big Issue : Edition 582
THEBIGISSUE.ORG.AU 8–21 MAR 2019 7 STREETSHEET HAPPIER DAYS In 2014 I had the chance to come and work in Australia, but finding work was not easy. I lost the job I had, I could not find work for six months and I was homeless for three months. I saw a flyer for The Big Issue, and I interviewed at Town Hall and started at the Redfern office. It has made me happier working with Chris, Sam and Peter, and given me an income. Joseph sells The Big Issue at David Jones, Sydney. TRUSTEES, SURE CAN I like the State Trustees office – everyone is really good there. I arrive about 7am, then I work in Footscray. I’ve worked here about 20 years! Time flies when you’re having fun; it’s all fun and games at The Big Issue. Cyril sells The Big Issue in Seddon, Melbourne. BRING ON THE FOOTY! I like this time of year because the football season is starting. I love the football and I always take my best mate (and also a vendor) with me. We both go see West Perth in the WAFL, and we sometimes go see the Eagles. I have always loved going to see games – I remember I started going in 1972 when I was 14 years old. I saw East Perth vs Claremont in the final and I was hooked. Since then I have never looked back! Steve W sells The Big Issue at Elizabeth Quay, Perth. RONNIE’S FUNNIES Q: Why was the sea angry? A: You would be too if you had crabs on your bottom! Ronnie sells The Big Issue cnr Creek and Eagle Sts, Brisbane. Stories, poems and pictures by Big Issue vendors and friends I just started selling at Merewether Beach, Newcastle. This is my first customer, Clare! Rowan sells The Big Issue in Newcastle, NSW. BEST OF FRIENDS We are Lee and Evelyn – and we are very good friends. We look after each other on the streets and at our homes. We did the City2Surf together and we really enjoyed it. We also enjoy selling The Big Issue. It gets us out of the house and doing things in the community and meeting new people. Lee and Evelyn sell The Big Issue at Marrickville Markets, Sydney. FEELINGS I was feeling kind of bored more than my mind could afford I was feeling staring at the ceiling my senses reeling on my knees I was down kneeling Iseetoit a little bit I don’t want to work when all my senses hurt and they’ve gone beserk Stephen M sells The Big Issue at Central Station and Creek St, Brisbane. TIME TO DO IT With a new year comes new dreams! This year I’m hoping my health improves as I want to travel to Perth and Geraldton in WA to catch up with family. I have not seen my dad and sisters and brothers for 20 years. I would also like to visit The Big Issue in Perth and work there while on holidays. Happy 2019 to Big Issue staff, vendors and customers. Vernon B sells The Big Issue in Stirling and the Adelaide Arcade. I’M BACK! Hello everyone! I would just like to say that it feels good to be back and selling The Big Issue again. I think the reason why I came back is so that I can get back to seeing how much the city has grown and to hopefully see some familiar faces here and there. Feel free to come by and chat or to get your fortnightly copy. Thank you to everyone who reads this and I hope you all have a fantastic year. Natasha sells The Big Issue at Raine Square and Miss Maud in Perth CBD. STILL LOOKING I am still thinking I have no friends because I am German. I am a Germ Man, AC-DC, I suppose I was not firm Sunday. All I have is in this block. Conrad sells The Big Issue outside Target in Melbourne. » All vendor contributors to Streetsheet are paid for their work.