Occupiers then and now

By ARIEL SHEARER  |  September 14, 2012

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November 14, 2011 | Camp winterization

CHERIE KING, 37 ROLE AT OCCUPY: HOMELESS ADVOCATE

HOW HAS OCCUPY IMPACTED YOUR LIFE — FOR BETTER, WORSE, OR NOT AT ALL? "I think it gave me back my voice. I've always been an activist at heart, just never really able to do anything. It really empowers a person to try to make change, and I think just making taxpayers aware may be as much power as I get — but to me, that's enough, because taxpayers vote."

THEN (above) "I was holding my tent while he put the Styrofoam down. We were winterizing and making my tent a little warmer. We were trying to get around the police telling us we couldn't have the pallets."

CHERIEKING
September 5, 2012

NOW  "I like to go to Starbucks around 6:30 in the morning when we have to leave the dorm in the shelter. It's quiet, they treat you with respect. . . . Tomorrow I go to a hearing at Boston Housing Authority to apply for Section 8."

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