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Helaina Hovitz

Helaina Hovitz is an editor, writer, content strategist and author of the memoir After 9/11. She has written for 50 publications including The New York TimesSalonGlamourForbesPrevention, Fast Company, Women's Health, Newsweek, and many others. See more at and

The author as a middle schooler standing near a parade. Next Avenue, 9/11, september 11, middle school

On 9/11, I Was in Middle School 3 Blocks From the World Trade Center

The events of that horrifying day ultimately led me to a life of compassion
September 10, 2021
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