The Big Issue : Edition 588
READY TO TOUR ONCE MORE (P14) Regulars 04 ED’S LETTER, YOUR SAY 05 MEET YOUR VENDOR 07 STREETSHEET 08 HEARSAY 11 MY WORD 13 RICKY 36 FILM 37 SMALL SCREENS 38 MUSIC 39 BOOKS 43 PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT 44 PUZZLES 46 CLICK Features 18 LETTER TO MY YOUNGER SELF Tim Flannery on discovering sex, discovering species and discovering the real threat of climate change. 22 AS GOOD AS GOLD THE BIG PICTURE How saffron is changing the face of farming in Afghanistan. 26 IN HARM’S WAY Self-harm is often misunderstood, which is why one woman is sharing her story of what it’s really like. 29 VENDOR TOUR GUIDE Andrew takes us on a tour through the streets of Newcastle. 30 THIS IS HIS SONG The star of Rocketman on what it’s like to portray Elton John on the big screen. 32 AN APPLE A DAY Led by rapper Briggs, record label Bad Apples is putting Indigenous musicians front and centre. 34 LOST AND FOUND Omar J Sakr talks poetry, process and finding his place. 40 TASTES LIKE HOME A family chocolate cake recipe from a Holocaust survivor.