“THEY LOOK AT YOU LIKE YOU’RE A GHOST”
STORIES BEHIND THE BIG ISSUE

“Where I came from in life, I never thought my life would come to this”

Julian has been selling the Big Issue for twelve years, on and off. The job as a vendor helped him to start over again, after being forced to quit his job due to illness, loosing his flat, getting involved in drugs and living on the streets for three years. This is Julian’s story.

This audio slideshow is part of a multimedia portrait about Big Issue sellers in Birmingham, which is to be found here: behindthebigissue.wordpress.com

 

 

SOFIE’S STORY

In 1947 Sofie Abwasser (21) moves to Birmingham to marry the love of her life, a British soldier named Eric Collins. This is Sofie’s story.

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