The Big Issue : Edition 595
THERE’S NOTHING LIKE A FOREST, ESPECIALLY A REDWOOD FOREST. PHOTO BY GETTY # 595 REGULARS 04 ED’S LETTER, YOUR SAY 05 MEET YOUR VENDOR 07 STREETSHEET 08 HEARSAY 11 MY WORD 12 RICKY 13 FIONA 36 FILM 37 SMALL SCREENS 38 MUSIC 39 BOOKS 43 PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT 44 PUZZLES 46 CLICK CONTENTS COVER STORIES 14 TREES ARE PEOPLE TOO The wonderful way that trees talk, listen, share and generally do everything better than humans. 17 THE BIRTHING TREES A look at sacred Indigenous birth practices – in trees. 18 READING THE TREES Making a home in a new country opens up a whole new world of nature. 19 VALLEY OF DECISIONS Recovery and rejuvenation in the wake of a devastating bushfire. 20 FOREST GUMPTION THE BIG PICTURE A historic look at how a group of hippies saved a stand of ancient rainforest – and started a movement. FEATURES 24 LETTER TO MY YOUNGER SELF Life, love and smashing the patriarchy with Puberty Blues author Kathy Lette. 26 HOW TO MAKE A BIRD’S NEST When a failure of personal grooming turns into a creative kind of craft. 29 VENDOR TOUR GUIDE Big Issue Korea vendor Yeong-su Moon guides us through the streets of Seoul. 30 FRONTIER FRIGHT New film The Nightingale confronts colonial atrocities. 32 ROAD TO GREAT Sampa the Great has a new album, and loads of swagger. 35 ALL AT SEA Meg Mundell on her futuristic book that deals with very present-day issues. 40 TASTES LIKE HOME Bean and Vegetable Soup from the kitchen of Two Good.