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Helaina Hovitz

I’m a native New Yorker who has always had the unreasonable notion that I can help change the world. My greatest passion is writing about charities, social good, nonprofits, societal issues, animal rescue, mental health, recovery, philanthropy and inspirational people.

My first book, After 9/11: One Girl’s Journey Through Darkness to a New Beginning, will be available in September.

I am Co-Founder and Editorial Director of the brand new Headlines for the Hopeful, a digital news service designed to spotlight the unique and innovative efforts put forth by people and organizations working to create a better future.

I’m also the New York City Restaurant Guide Editor at The Daily Meal and a contributor to ForbesHuffington Post, Downtown Magazine, xoJaneand Recovery.Org.

I have written for The New York Times, Salon, Newsday, Teen Vogue, Glamour, Chicago Tribune, The New York Observer, SCENE Magazine, New York Press, Narratively, amNewYork, The Lo Down, New York Post, the Downtown Express, and others. I previously served as Managing Editor at the Good News Network, Editor in Chief and Co-Creator of Affect Magazine, and as a Contributing Editor at Avenue Magazine.