For the past week, Hyphen has been publishing a series of posts in reflection on the 10th anniversary of 9/11. In case you missed any of these posts, we've compiled a complete list below. We've also added past stories we've done, both online and in print, on 9/11 and its personal and political aftermath.
We're also asking for your memories, thoughts, and reflections on 9/11, and the world since then. If you would like to share, feel free to post a comment below.
The following stories commemorated the 10th anniversary of 9/11:
- Remembering 9/11: An Events and Resource Guide: A list of selected events, as well as links to online educational resources and special publications, for the 10th anniversary of 9/11, can be found here.
- A review of The Asian American Literary Review's special issue, commemorating the 10th anniversary of September 11 -- a “critical consideration of the moment and its aftermath” in both public magnitude and private terms" -- can be found here.
- September 11: America, Ten Years Later - Writer and attorney Wajahat Ali: "There is forever a pre- and post- 9/11. There is no going back." -- here.
- Reflections on Good and Evil - From the Institute for Social Policy and Understanding, Dr. Ali M. Nizamuddin: "I was in New York on 9-11. … For me, it took weeks for the primal feelings of fear and horror to subside. The memories of that day have been rekindled with the recent killing of bin Laden." -- here.
- Post 9/11, Is Coming to America Still Worth the Journey? Author Andrew Lam: "In a way, the dust cloud from the destroyed World Trade Center a decade ago hasn’t fully settled. It continues to veil our nation’s once blue and gracious sky. To live in America these days, I’m sad to say, is to accept a new set of norms." -- here.
- An Identity Under Wraps: Living with a Turban in a Post-9/11 World: Writer and community advocate Meeta Kaur reflects on her Sikh faith and her family, both before and after the terrorist attacks: "I do not have the luxury of being scared or silent as I was during 9/11" -- here.
- September 11: Lessons of Love and Loss - Hyphen blogger Theresa Celebran Jones: "My cousin, Carl Allen Peralta, worked for Cantor Fitzgerald, located on the 104th floor of the North Tower of the World Trade Center. 'Al-Al,' as he was known to all of us, died on the morning of September 11." -- here.
- September 11: Unraveling Stories - Saba Waheed, who was a graduate student in New York City during 9/11: "We continued down Broadway on foot, following the smoke cloud that covered the southern skies... All I could say was, I hope they weren’t Muslim." -- here.
We've also covered 9/11 and its aftermath, both online and in our print issues:
- The Day America Changed, Except Me: Guest blogger David Nghiem, a Vietnamese American, was in Peru on 9/11. Five years later, he shared the culminating experiences that led to his realization: "Despite the race problems, the USA was my home -- until that day. That place would never be my home anymore."
- Armed with a Camera: Stories of a post-9/11 America, as captured by a Sikh American, from our Re-emerge Issue.
- Life After 9/11: Seven years after 9/11, Asian Americans reflect on how their lives and communities have changed, from our Road Trip Issue.
Where were you on 9/11? How has your life changed because of it, ten years later? If you would like to share your personal experiences, memories, opinions, and perspective, you can post your comments below.