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Almost 400 conservative women from 42 states descended upon Dallas, Texas this week listening to conservative authors, politicians, entrepreneurs, and activists. Sunday evening, Representative Marsha Blackburn kicked off the event and spoke about what it was like having to become the first woman state representative from Tennessee and how hard she worked to prove to people why she was fully qualified for the job. Following the opening session was a Welcome Soiree hosted by FFL. The soiree included music, a raffle, and a sundae bar where the toppings consisted of Capitalist Cherries, Reagan Red Strawberry Sauce, Victory Vanilla ice cream! Yum!

Monday morning started bright and early with National Review’s Kat Timpf.  She reminded every girl in the room that just because Hillary Clinton is a woman does not mean she has to represent us. Kat explained that the way modern feminists paints us as victims all the time because we are women is in no way helping us and we have the ability as young conservative women to change the dialogue. Patrice Lee, national spokeswoman at Generation Opportunity, was next.  During her speech, Patrice said something many young conservative women have been trying to get across forever, “Women care about more than just their reproductive rights.” What was probably the most loud and entertaining part of the day is when Former Congressman Joe Walsh spoke and trust me he had the whole audience engaged and laughing. He even stated that if Hillary wins this fall he will run for President in 2020.

FFL founder Amanda Owens spoke on a panel called “Reaching Women” with CRNC chairman Alexandra Smith and Kristin Dobson from the Leadership Institute. The panel was about not only reaching women but reaching everyone during this crucial election year. After, Foster Friess inspired the audience on being a leader and limiting the government while doing so. Ginni Thomas who is the wife of Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas proved they are relationship goals falling more in love everyday after 29 years of marriage. To wrap up the day, Deneen Borelli spoke about being proud of our country and remaining informed when combating the left. During the evening FFL hosted a Networking Power House before the Turning Point USA banquet with Foster Friess and Charlie Kirk.

Tuesday morning, Aubrey Blankenship trained us on how to up our Twitter and social media game in a training session called “Winning the Digital War”. She also did an FFL giveaway for whoever wrote the most tweets during her speech! Amanda spoke again (yes, we were proud momming in the back) about how even though we have the first female nominee for president of a major party, she also is under investigation currently by the FBI and has consistently swept her husband’s multiple scandals under the rug. In the afternoon we heard the awesome Katie Pavlich speak where she was then joined on a panel by two of her close friends Amber Smith and Ashley Pratte. Former CIA analyst and reporter Buck Sexton charmed all the girls in the audience and talked about liberalism on college campus. Lastly, Tomi Lahren had everyone on the edge of their seats with her plethora of knowledge and wit. She answered many girls questions in the audience and even stayed after to take pictures with hundreds of girls. You go girl. 

Wednesday morning started with the emotional and courageous story of Kimberly Corban. She played her 911 call from the day of her sexual assault attack and spoke about the emotions she has experienced during her journey. Kimberly also played the video when she asked President Obama at a town hall how he could tell her she couldn’t have a firearm to protect herself. It was powerful and multiple girls in the audience shared personal stories with Kimberly.  You could not find a dry eye in the room. Unfortunately after a cancelled flight in the afternoon, thanks American Airlines, Ben Shapiro had to video chat into the conference and speak very blunt to the attendees about the fate of America during this election season. Finally came what many were eagerly waiting for, Carly Fiorina where she reminded us that, “Life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness comes from God and should not be taken away by the government.”

We want to thank Turning Point USA for all of their hard work and all of the sponsors for such an amazing few days! The FFL Team loved getting to meet so many amazing young women and were honored to see so many elephant skirts and dresses!

Victoria F
FFL Contributor
Victoria is a North Eastern girl with a southern heart, style, morals and the hair to match it. She loves movies with Meg Ryan and Tom Hanks, pre-ordering her drinks at Starbucks, and obviously America the beautiful.

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