We’ve been so impressed and inspired by the number of stories about women coming out this week in commemoration of the 10th anniversary of 9/11:
- Soledad O’Brien’s CNN special "Beyond Bravery: The Women of 9/11" based on the book "Women at Ground Zero: Stories of Compassion and Courage"
- Former New York City Fire Department Captain Brenda Berkman discussing the role her fellow female responders played at Ground Zero
- Carol D’Auria of 1010 Wins speaking with female first responders about their experiences the day the Twin Towers fell, and
- TIME's interactive video gallery Beyond 9/11: Portraits of Resilience, which features a number of women.
Each of these features reacts to and breaks the silence around how women responded to and were affected by 9/11.
Below we're thrilled to feature quotes from six of the women included in TIME's gallery, revealing in their own words how 9/11 impacted their lives.
PHOTOS and QUOTES:
You can see all the photos, video and testimonials from "Beyond 9/11: Portraits of Resilience" at TIME.com.