Why The Personal Is Always Political

Three years ago I attended President Donald Trump’s inaugural ball — decked out in a black funeral veil — and the night still haunts me.

Photo © Amber C. Snider | President Donald Trump’s Official Inaugural Ball, 2017

“Are you really going to wear a black veil to the ball?” my mother asked. “You’re going to a ball, but I’m going to a funeral,” I replied.

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