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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.

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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…




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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.

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