LEVEL
Published in

LEVEL

20 Years After 9/11, I’m Giving Up My Survivor’s Guilt

My dad escaped the horrors of the World Trade Center attacks. Yet for both of us, the trauma remains.

Photo courtesy of the author

I had big plans for September 11, 2001.

I left my childhood home in Queens that morning dressed in flared jeans with patches below the knee. As I hopped on the F train at 179th…

--

--

--

Higher Learning. A publication from Medium for the interested man.

Recommended from Medium

Checklist for Funeral Planning

Amid the March of Technology: The lost art of conversation & letter writing

Feeling Festive: Holiday Activities For Seniors

Oh, Brother

About Me – Mike Pole

THE BEGINNING OF THE END- DAY 2.

Death of a Man-Eating Monster

Get the Medium app

A button that says 'Download on the App Store', and if clicked it will lead you to the iOS App store
A button that says 'Get it on, Google Play', and if clicked it will lead you to the Google Play store
Jada Gomez

Jada Gomez

Senior Platform Editor at Medium. Girl with the long last name from the Empire State. NYU Alum. Runner. Puppy Mommy. Smiler.

More from Medium

How to make an international call in 2001

The Pillars…A Story of Strength

The Average Cost of a Wedding In North Carolina

Some Lessons Can Only Be Learned During Difficult Times-A Review of Bridget Oyefeso-Odusami’s…