Joy is an Act of Resistance: a Tigrayan-American wedding

A message that has really resonated with me over the last few months is "joy is an act of resistance" from a poem by Toi Derricotte. I've always heard planning a wedding can be stressful, but planing a wedding in a different state, during a global pandemic, in the height of the Black Lives Matter movement, followed by a presidential election that polarized this country while a genocidal war began in my home country, was daunting to say the least…