‘My hands are blue’: Colin Murray, Melanie Sykes and James O’Brien sell The Big Issue
It was bucketing in London when friends of The Big Issue James O’Brien, Melanie Sykes and Colin Murray went out to sell the magazine.
James O’Brien: ‘I’ve spent my whole life in fight-or-flight mode’
“I went to therapy very sceptically. The stiff upper lip mentality, the idea that talking about your feelings is questionable and effeminate – these things were drilled into me very effectively.”