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Where were you on 9/11?
"I was eight months pregnant," "I was supposed to interview Le Tigre." ... We'd love to hear your story.
It’s been 22 years since September 11, 2001 — a defining moment we’ll never forget. Here are two of our memories …
I was 8 months pregnant with my first child and on bed rest
The stress and uncertainty was almost unbearable, and as it turns out, resulted in my daughter being born four weeks early — a week later on September 18. Today, my sweet baby girl is almost 22, and I recently rediscovered a letter I wrote her shortly after she was born. In it, I expressed my overwhelming fear of welcoming her into the world without any guarantee of the future she'd face. It was a terrifying thought, one that I couldn't help but ponder as I held her in my arms for the first time.
— Carrie O’Neal Brenner (@carrieonealdesigns)
The Midst Creative Director
I was supposed to interview Kathleen Hanna of Le Tigre
I'll never forget where I was on 9/11: in Chicago, scheduled to interview Kathleen Hanna of Le Tigre on the phone, for my magazine, Venus Zine. We were supposed to talk shortly after the first plane hit and Kathleen didn't answer the phone.
As the day progressed, terror ensued, and communication came to a halt in New York. My initial thought of "Is the band OK?" turned into “is New York City OK?” The city of Chicago encouraged people to return home from public places, and police officers stood on guard with machine guns downtown.
Thankfully, Kathleen, Johanna, and JD were OK, but I didn't find out until weeks after.
The rest, as you know, is history — history our generation won't soon forget.
— Amy Cuevas Schroeder (@themidstlady)
Founder, The Midst
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