At Least One Occupy Wall Street Protester Is Married to a Banker, Has Kids

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NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 17:  An American flag hangs in Zuccotti Park in the Financial District  where "Occupy Wall Street" protesters are living on October 17, 2011 in New York City. The activists have been gradually converging on the financial district over the past month to rally against the influence of corporate money in politics among a host of other issues. The protests, which have no stated demands, have spread to other cities and a number of countries over the last week leading to hundreds of arrests as world leaders and police anticipate their next move.  (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 17: An American flag hangs in Zuccotti Park in the Financial District where "Occupy Wall Street" protesters are living on October 17, 2011 in New York City. The activists have been gradually converging on the financial district over the past month to rally against the influence of corporate money in politics among a host of other issues. The protests, which have no stated demands, have spread to other cities and a number of countries over the last week leading to hundreds of arrests as world leaders and police anticipate their next move. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images) Photo: Spencer Platt/2011 Getty Images

With four children and a banker husband back home in Florida, Stacey Hessler is spending her days occupying. Lately, she's been cleaning Zuccotti Park, meditating, and giving hugs at the "empathy" table. "I have no idea what the future holds," she said, "but I'm here indefinitely. Forever." In the life she left behind, her kids range in age from 7 to 17, and her husband, formerly a financial adviser at Bank of America, works for a local bank. He is not pleased about this newfound radicalism: "He says he’s working for ‘the Man,' and I’m fighting against him," Hessler said. But she's a soldier:


"Military people leave their families all the time, so why should I feel bad?" a defiant Hessler said. "I’m fighting for a better world."

Her mother called her "selfish." With her dreadlocks and disregard for traditional family values, the New York Post thinks she's perfect.

Florida banker's wife left family to join Wall Street protesters [NYP]