I love the city of Boston - it has an enduring magic to it for me, and it was the last American city i visited (my second time) before i left the US for good and went back home to Malaysia. I, with so many others, watched in horror as the aftermath of the explosions recently unfolded. I couldn't believe that was happening in Boston.
That being said, we are due to travel to Chicago via JFK, then onward to DC from there, in early May. I wear a headscarf, my husband is brown-skinned, and we are travelling from Turkey, with Malaysian passports. I know airport security will be a nightmare for us, and i'm also worried about any reactions we might receive while we're there.
This might be a silly thing to worry about, as in my entire time living in the States I never faced more than a handful of these instances myself. But i also wasn't wearing a headscarf right after an attack - even if we don't know who was behind it yet, y'know?