One of the best parts of the trip was being able to spend time with other women journalists. Freelancing can be isolating so being able to share this experience with others was invaluable. When we struggled, we had peppy cheers motivating us to keep going. When we successfully accomplished a goal, we high-fived each other even if we were reporting on completely different stories. Having a strong support system on the reporting trip pushed us to not only be better humans but also better journalists.