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When 9/11 Happened, It Didn’t Feel Real to Me, but Aaliyah’s Death Broke My Heart

Reflecting on the end of an era

Image courtesy of PBS

I was dancing barefoot in the living room. School started in two days, so I was putting together outfits and giving my mother the obligatory annual back-to-school fashion show. Here I am, giving my best RuPaul to the tune of Everybody Dance Now! by C&C and…