Author: Helaina Hovitz

Helaina Hovitz is a journalist, editor, author, young person in recovery, and native New Yorker who has always had the unreasonable notion that she can help change the world.

Her memoir, After 9/11: One Girl’s Journey Through Darkness to a New Beginning, details her recovery from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and alcoholism.

Her experience has led her to a career as a journalist who writes about social good, social issues, mental health, and the ways that people are working to help make the world a better place.

She currently spends her daytime/weekday hours at Upworthy/GOOD, and her continuing bylines appear in The New York Times, Women’s Health, Glamour, Salon, Newsday, New York Observer, Teen Vogue, VICE, Newsweek, Reader’s Digest, HEALTH, Fast Company, The Fix,The Daily Meal, Tasting Table, and many others.

To connect with Helaina, visit, follow her on Twitter @HelainaHovitz, Facebook/com/HelainaNHovitz, or reach out on LinkedIn.
  • Organizations:
    She currently spends her daytime/weekday hours at Upworthy/GOOD and is a contributor to Forbes, Huffington Post, and The Daily Meal.
  • Expertise:
    Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and Alcoholism; Social Good and Social Issues