Welcome to HelainaHovitz.com!

Helaina Hovitz

I’m an editor, journalist, author, co-founder, 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!

After 9-11 - Jacket.inddAfter 9/11: One Girl’s Journey Through Darkness to a New Beginning, is my first book, published by Carrell Books, an imprint of Skyhorse Publishing.

“Helaina Hovitz’s engrossing narrative begins in the shadow of the twin towers with her as a backpack-toting twelve-year old and plays out over the next fifteen years in dramatic—and sometimes distressing—detail. This impressive debut is both deeply evocative and intensely personal.” — Peter Canby, The New Yorker

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During a transitional period of merging, I served as The Editor of Content Collaborations at

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    I am also Co-Founder and Editorial Director ofh4h_facebookbanner_828x315A digital news service designed to spotlight the unique and innovative efforts put forth by people and organizations working to create a better future.

I also served as The Editor of Content Collaborations during the transitional merger of Upworthy and GOOD.

I am available for Speaking Engagements on a number of topics for a variety of audiences, from children to clinical professionals and beyond. Click here for more information.

Contact: Feel free to reach out, HelainaWrites@gmail.com!