Emilee McGovern

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I am so grateful for the way you all care for me. Sometimes it feels so supernatural it makes it hard to comprehend, hard to wrap my head all the way around it. I'm not sure where all of your belief in me comes from, but I am beyond grateful for its existence. You've all been with me since the beginning, watched me grow, and stood by me when I doubted even for just a second. 

Asking for help is never easy for me. I don't want to be anyone's responsibility, or burden. But i've learned that I cannot keep people from being a bigger part of something. I don't want to reject or deny anyone's attempt at getting involved. If supporting me is something you feel strongly about, something that allows you to feel purposeful in moments when many are feeling useless, then I cannot let my pride be what takes that away from someone. 

As most of you know, I'm not the best at making money with my photojournalism. I'm completely self funded. Many publications want to use my images, but aren't really willing to pay for them, and I refuse to give them away for nothing, to outlets that will then make money off of them. If I had it my way honestly, I'd continue to keep myself separate from them, so that I can maintain control over what stories I tell. This is why I would like to put the power in your hands. You are who I'm doing this for. I want to work for you. 

Right now I am continuing my coverage of Marjory Stoneman Douglas. As of today, I have only made $70 off of my work from this story, and that immediately went towards travel expenses for Tallahassee. Next week I will be traveling to Washington Dc to cover the March For Our Lives. All of the funds would go towards renting a car, gas, and possibly housing if needed. I'm not really sure yet how this site works just yet, I'm not sure if they allow one time donations, or if it's only monthly ones. I'm still figuring this all out. So bear with me. 

I never feel alone in this journey. Thank you all for being with me. I hope to make you the most proud every single day. 
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Documenting the aftermath of Marjory Stonemans Douglas, and the beginning of the Never Again Movement.
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