Helaina Hovitz

I’m an editor, journalist, author, co-founder, consultant, creative strategist, and native New Yorker who has always had the unreasonable notion that I can help change the world.

My greatest passion is writing inspiring stories about charities, social good, nonprofits, social issues, animal rescue, mental health, and recovery, though I also write about the lighter things in life, like food, wellness, and culture.

My continuing bylines can be found in over 50 publications including:

The New York Times,  Salon,  Glamour,  The New York Observer,  VICE,  Women’s Health,  Teen Vogue, Newsday,  Forbes,  Thrillist,  HEALTH,  Gothamist,  Recovery.Org,  Brooklyn Magazine,  Downtown Magazine,  Huffington Post,  Bustle,  Newsweek,  xoJane,  Prevention,  Reader’s Digest,  The Daily Meal, Workit Health,  SELF,  TODAY.COM,  The Week,  Fox News Health,  PsychCentral,  The Fix,  The Advocate,  Impact Hub, The Los Angeles Times, Fast Company, Edible,  Tasting Table, and more.

I also love helping people figure out how to discover and deliver the positive and hopeful narratives within their own brand. 

People have called me an Editorial Magician for many reasons, but remember this: just because you don’t see my byline doesn’t mean I’m not there.
If you’re looking for ways to engage a social media audience with compelling content, figure out how to strategize your next big campaign or story series, and become your own newsmaker, I’m your girl. I’ll create and elevate your storytelling platform and help you execute it in a way that grows your audience and makes them feel good about what you do. If you don’t know what your story is at any given time, I can help you find it—and make it great. Within any mission-driven brand, company or organization are multitudes of stories waiting to be told. I’ll even ghost write, brand strategize, and help with media outreach to get your stories picked up. 

I’m the author of the memoir After 9/11

Which has been covered by CBS, PBS Newshour, The TODAY Show, 1010Wins, PEOPLE, New York 1, WPIX11, The Atlantic, Psych Central, SHAPE, Epoch Times, CTV (Canada) The Australian TODAY Show, VOX News, and Scholastic Magazine and many others.

You can reach me at HelainaWrites@gmail.com.

Tell me: what are your goals, what can I do for you, and

Also, people always ask me how old I am. I’m 28. That is all.