Meet Our Vendors

Two Way Street is a newspaper sold on the streets of Albuquerque by vendors who are homeless or low-income. Vendors buy the magazine for 50 cents a copy and sell it on the street for $2. Meet some of our vendors below.

David Ellis

Neighborhoods: Downtown
David Ellis was Two Way Street’s first street vendor. David has been a street performer for over a year – first setting foot on the corner of Central Ave. and Fourth St. on Mother’s Day of 2016. David performs a wide variety of poetry about his experiences living on the streets, establishing relationships with small local business owners, and bringing smiles to passerbys’ faces. David also draws and paints during his free time ad hopes to one day start his own small business.

Marge Pettit

Neighborhoods: Downtown, University

Marge has been a vendor with Two Way Street since since Issue 2. You can usually find her near the Kimo Theater in Downtown. Most recently, she found affordable housing! Now, she has shared her artistic talent with the world, and has written a book about her life experiences, entitled I Don’t Make Round Tortillas.

Malcolm Hall

Neighborhoods: UNM & Nob Hill

Malcolm Hall has been a street vendor and writer for Two Way Street since it first began back in May 2017. Hall has been a key contributor to Two Way Street and a driving force in the organization’s R&D efforts.

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