When a "Dangerous Stunt" Becomes the Roar of a Mighty Woman

"I went as high as I could," says Okoumou outside the courthouse where she pled not guilty to federal charges.

*“I was thinking of Lady Liberty above me, you are so huge, you have always been a symbol of welcome to people…

Speaking to the Guardian at an undisclosed location in New York City, as she sought to avoid a media crush, she demonstrated in a doorway how she had tried to wedge her hands and feet against the folds of Liberty’s robes in the hope of climbing higher.