This teen showed up at Occupy Iowa on behalf of a seldom-heard group: children. Her dad cheered her on.
The teen had duct tape over her mouth and a sign saying she represented all children, a group whose voices often get swallowed up in periods of political turmoil—although they've been representing this week in Iowa. The girl may only be in the ninth grade, but she's already been arrested multiple times for sticking to her ideological guns, including at a messy Occupy Des Moines crackdown in October. The best part? Her dad isn't worried about her arrest going on her permanent record. "I'm actually proud of her for standing up the way she did," he said. Us too.