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We take a moment to appreciate the connections that got us through a tough year.

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Our much-anticipated 17th annual Fiction Edition will hit the streets in February 2022.

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A Housing Tail: Pet Friendly Crisis Accommodation

Companionship, affection and unconditional love: our pets bring us so much. But what happens when we fall on hard times and can’t bring our furry friends to live with us?

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Letter to My Younger Self: Billie Jean King

"Every generation has to fight for equality. You have never won... But the kids today are the best generations ever about inclusion and they can make it happen. So that is my hope. They are going to nail it."

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Orange and Lemon Cheesecake by Nat’s What I Reckon

While cheesecake may be seen as a little old school and daggy, you can’t argue with how much it reminds you of a good time. Go hard, Cheesecake, you weird and wonderful tidal wave of caloric density.

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David

Selling the magazine gets me out of the house, it offers me independence and freedom. The best thing about it is that I get to meet all sorts of people. People always stop and have a chat.

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A Big Friendship

From a casual chat about good old rock’n’roll to COVID-19 bubble buddies, Big Issue vendor Jade and customer Hilary are dear friends.

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Mission Impossible

We’re battle‑weary, when it comes to being hopeful. We’ve hoped, collectively, rather a lot over the past couple of years, and look where it’s got us. Public Service Announcement: there are many reasons to be hopeful.

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Kelly

"When I’m selling The Big Issue, I can always get one real good meal, and I can always get books at a second-hand bookshop."

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Radicchio, Peach and Asparagus Salad by Shannon Martinez

For something different this Christmas, throw another peach on the barbie. Grandma might think you’ve lost the plot, but I bet she’ll be going in for seconds.

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Kim

I like the flexibility of selling The Big Issue. I’ve met a few good people selling the mag. People are more inclined to talk to you that way.

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Each and Every Day

We take a moment to appreciate the connections that got us through what was a tough year for many. The Big Issue editor Amy Hetherington shares how much community means to our vendors – and how much they mean to their communities.

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Soul-mates: Clementine Ford on Alice Robinson

I imagine myself sometimes, old and grizzled and grey. It isn’t a generic lover I see next to me, rocking on the proverbial porch. It’s Alice.

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Lynn

"I’ve been painting since my last breakdown, which was in 2012. I used it as a form of therapy – I pretty much painted myself better."

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Yes, We Can Win The War Against Climate Change

Let’s lower our personal carbon footprints. But we need to recognise that “us” means all of us – individuals, governments and, yes, really big companies.

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Grace Tame: The End of Silence

Read a powerful essay by Grace Tame, 2021 Australian of the Year and a survivor of abuse, who is using her voice to advocate for survivors and ensure their stories are heard.

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Bryan

"I have cerebral palsy. I can walk but not very well. And I’m blind at night and have to wear glasses. I communicate with people using my iPad – I type what I want to say."

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Homes For Homes

Homes for Homes is a simple promise that when a home sells, whenever that is, 0.1% of the sale price will be donated—helping build homes for those in need.

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