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Life After Windows - A 9/11 Memoir with Inez Ribustello

Ep. 18

Do you remember where you were on September 11, 2001? Grief fell over the world that morning as the planes crashed through the Twin Towers. 

 

In this eighteenth episode together, I am so excited to be joined by the inspiring Inez Ribustello. Inez is the author of the book, Life After Windows, a memoir about how 9/11 completely changed the direction of her life. Throughout the memoir, Inez explains her experience getting her dream job that was located on the top floor of the Twin Towers to the horrors of watching the Twin Towers fall 2 years later. I cannot imagine experiencing what Inez went through and I am grateful for her courage in sharing her story with the world. 


 Throughout this episode, Inez details the grief that she went through when she lost countless coworkers and loved friends in the attacks on 9/11 and how her career dreams were forever changed. Inez shares how she began to move forward,  where her career has taken her since, and the power of community that played into her grief and happiness journey. 

 

Tune in and listen to the eighteenth episode of Grief and Happiness, and join me in learning Inez’s perspective on grief and happiness after 9/11 changed her life forever. 

 

In This Episode, You Will Learn:

  • Inez’s experience on 911 (1:27)
  • How Inez began moving forward (9:10)
  • Where Inez took her career afterwards (18:30)
  • An excerpt from Inez’s book, Life After Windows (25:16)


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