She wanted to express herself, even if people judged her.
"I want to reach people and express myself. You have to put up with the risk of being misunderstood if you are going to try to communicate. You have to put up with people projecting their own ideas, attitudes, misunderstanding you. But it's worth being a public fool if that's all you can be in order to communicate yourself."—Edie Sedwick, Edie: Girl on Fire by Melissa Painter and David Weisman