Helaina Hovitz

Helaina Hovitz is an editor, writer, and author of After 9/11. She has written for the New York Times, Teen Vogue, Glamour, Salon, Newsday, Forbes, Huffington Post, Reader's Digest, Women's Health, VICE, Newsweek, and many others. She is a native New Yorker who has always had the unreasonable notion that she can help change the world, and spends her daytime/weekday hours at Upworthy/GOOD. Visit her on Twitter, Facebook or at www.HelainaHovitz.com.

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WeWork Just Paid Health Care Entrepreneurs and Innovators Millions for Their Social Impact Efforts

The Creator Awards gave winning startups the resources they need to make life-changing technologies a reality in communities around the world.
Helaina Hovitz
2.13.18
Rise Up

Stories of Real-Life Heroes, Not Politics, Empower This Advocacy Group

How 'I Am Your Protector' brings together traditional enemies for peace and a better world through achieving common ground.
Helaina Hovitz
2.8.18
Rise Up

Constant Exposure to Politics via Social Media is Bad for Your Mental Health

Unplugging seems to be the obvious answer, but many of us cannot disconnect entirely.
Helaina Hovitz
1.12.18
Voices

We Aren’t Paying Enough Attention to the Bad Chemicals in Our Toothpaste

In Europe, laws requires manufacturers to submit a full set of toxicity data before a chemical can be approved for use. Why doesn't the US?
Helaina Hovitz
1.8.18
Rise Up

Hate Speech Cannot Be Normalized While Americans Grapple With the Limits of Free Speech

The First Amendment and Nazis next door in Trump's America.
Helaina Hovitz
12.18.17
Frontier

How to Keep Your Sanity in an Era of Divisive Politics, a 24/7 News Cycle and a Devastating New Tax Bill

Political anxiety is taking a toll on people’s mental health more than it normally does, ironically sending people to pricey-ish professionals and filling prescriptions that, ironically, their insurance may no longer cover.
Helaina Hovitz
12.12.17
Frontier

45 Refugees Documented Their Lives With Disposable Cameras for New Art Project

Each participant—individuals hailing from Syria, Afghanistan, Iran, Iraq, Congo, Eritrea and other countries— got seven days to capture their experience as a refugee. Here's what they want you to see.
Helaina Hovitz
12.11.17
Frontier

The Real Progress on Immigration Reform is Happening on College Campuses

Undocumented college students deserve access to financial aid programs
Helaina Hovitz
12.7.17
Frontier

This Neighborhood Without a Grocery Store for 40 Years Is Changing How It Gets Good Food

Without a large supermarket to feed local residents, a movement of nonprofits and other initiatives took its place to provide fresh and healthy produce.
Helaina Hovitz
12.4.17
Frontier

Billions in Untapped College Financial Aid Is up for Grabs With This New Tool

An online platform helps move students past the outdated FAFSA to streamline the process of making college more affordable.
Helaina Hovitz
11.22.17
Rise Up

A 9/11 Witness Raises Awareness of Mental Health Misdiagnoses

What growing up with PTSD after living through the events of 9/11 firsthand taught one person about mental health stigmas.
Helaina Hovitz
9.11.17
Impact Equality

What To Do If You’re Being Harassed At Work Because of Who You Are

The struggle to hold onto basic civil and human rights regardless of sexual orientation, race or gender is real. Here’s how to navigate the challenges that come with them.
Helaina Hovitz
5.25.17
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