Why is "female" in front of "filmmaker?"
I've been reading your blog and trying to be completely up-to-date with it before making a commenting on any of your posts. My boyfriend suggested I check it out as I'm an aspiring dp who also happens to be female. I just wanted to let you know that, from what I've read on your blog, you sound pretty awesome and I'm glad yours is one of the main links that come up for female cinematographers, although I agree there should be more. I've gathered up the courage to post something today because I see that you've donated money to Haiti, which is where my family's from. I'm Brooklyn-born and raised but you wouldn't know it these past couple of days as I've only accidentally been able to fall asleep, not getting to hear any word (until very recently) about my family. I came on your page today to sort of distract myself in a positive way and I was pleasantly surprised that you had in fact donated and that you've made it known. Oddly enough, I literally just made my first donation right before coming to your page. This is my long-winded way of saying thanks for your support and keep up the great work with the blog. You will more than likely hear from me again, but I promise to be brief next time. Warmest regards,-GG
GG,Thanks so very much for your comment. I really look forward to hearing from you again, brief or long-winded! It means a lot.I'm sure these past few days have been incredibly hard. It's such a terrifying situation. I hope and pray your family is safe. Please keep me updated.
Hello Again,Thank you for your thoughts and prayers and, while I'm only about 90% sure of this, it seems everyone in my immediate family has been contacted and accounted for. Unfortunately, I've found out that we've had one casualty. An aunt (my mother's brother's wife) has passed away. According to my mother, she was a hardworking mother who was taking care of her children, my deaf mute cousins, in the capital. It seems she had briefly survived a wall collapsing on her but later passed away at the hospital. I ask that you keep my family and all Haitian families in your thoughts and prayers. We have been in a state of shock and terror these past couple of days. To see, however, the international community, friends and strangers alike, being so supportive has been overwhelming. It has been a life-breath for a lot of us who have been feeling pretty handicap. Many thanks again for your well wishes and I look forward to coming to your blog to talk cinematography.All the best,GG
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