Ernie

Since I had the car accident, I don’t remember having other jobs or much about my life. I know I went to an opportunity school, but didn’t like learning much. ...

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19 June 2012

Jason

Jason sells The Big Issue on the corner of Collins and Spencer Streets, Melbourne. I was born with spina bifida. It hasn’t affected me: I can’t walk at all and use ...

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19 June 2012

Michael F

When Michael was 21 he fled the angry shouts of his parents’ crumbling marriage, stuck his thumb out on the Brisbane highway and jumped into a car with a crucifix ...

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4 May 2012

Kayleen

I was born in Brisbane Hospital and had a happy childhood in northern Queensland, but my mother drank a lot and I was often left to look after my younger ...

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4 May 2012

Celeste

"It’s funny, when I was school I was a very high achiever: A+, did musicals, studied dance. My mental illness has destroyed any ambition. My sister has done three degrees, ...

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4 May 2012

Laurence

Laurence sells The Big Issue at the Canberra Times Fountain, Civic, and in Dickson. “As someone who has suffered from depression and schizophrenia, I know better than most that life can ...

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4 May 2012

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