Audio by Teresa Mahoney
November 18, 2011
The Department of Sanitation cleaned out Zuccotti Park November 15th because it was deemed “unsanitary”. For one Occupy Wall Street protester, Sparrow Kennedy, that resulted in a big fashion faux-pas. Click to hear her account that involves a missing vintage Dior bag, lamb-skin gloves, and more of her favorite clothing.
If there were a fashion award at Occupy Wall Street, Sparrow Kennedy would be in the running.
Just because winter’s creeping in and she’s had to sleep in a tent, that doesn’t mean she can’t be stylish. Kennedy selects a few key pieces—a wool coat, cashmere turtleneck, leg warmers, and cowl-neck scarf—to stay chic during the Occupy Wall Street movement.
Some of her favorite vintage clothing and coats were collected after the police raid this week, however. Despite the Department of Sanitation’s efforts to organize items for pick-up at their garage on West 56th Street, like many others, Kennedy was left empty-handed.
Kennedy helps coordinate the Comfort Community for OWS which provides protesters with warm clothes and toiletries. She works with a $100 daily budget to put together care packages.
Even with the minor hiccup, Kennedy says she’s still passionate about the movement and won’t stop protesting.