My interracial marriage unintentionally became a protest in the Trump era

Mike Andrade-Heymsfield
My interracial marriage unintentionally became a protest in the Trump era

My first interaction with the woman I would end up marrying took place at a time when few people considered the 45th president of the United States to be a serious candidate. Anyone with online dating experience knows you have to be creative with your opening line if you don’t want to get quickly relegated to the sidelines. As our relationship progressed from casual to serious dating to our engagement and finally to our wedding, we confronted all manner of our cultural and racial differences along the way, and continue to do so.