Georgia is a 21-year-old recent graduate from The University of Alabama. She’s been an FFL Cabinet Member since May of 2018. In college, she majored in Political Science and Journalism, she was the President of the pro-life club and the secretary of the YAF chapter, and she was an Alpha Delta Pi. Now, she is a reporter for a newspaper in Nashville, Tennessee. Georgia is never caught without a coffee and an Erin Condren planner in hand. And in her free time, she can be found writing FFL articles and novels, playing her guitar, singing in her church choir, doing arts and crafts and cooking.
When asked about Georgia Gallagher, Amanda, the founder of Future Female Leaders, shares “Georgia really has her finger on the pulse of the kind of content our readers crave. She tackles hard topics like A Woman’s Guide To Helping A Friend Who’s Considering Abortion, but also does a really good job of intriguing and fun articles like ranking Disney princesses from most to least conservative. Her content always serves as a reminder to me, and our readers, that it’s okay to have fun in politics.”
Name: Georgia Caitlin Gallagher (fun fact: I went by my middle name until I was 12-years-old, so friends from elementary school will sometimes accidentally slip and call me Caitlin instead of Georgia. My own family members had a hard time with the change for a while but by now everyone is fully on-board with calling me by my first name!)
Age: 21 (I’ll be 22 in October! Only a few more weeks until Libra season!)
Hometown: Highlands Ranch, Colorado. It’s about 10 miles south of Denver, in the foothills of the beautiful Rocky Mountains.
What issue are you most passionate about?
Abortion. I will never view it as simply a religious or political issue. Abortion is a human rights issue. There is an injustice taking place against the weakest among us. We should be doing everything in our power to stop it.
What’s the worst piece of advice you’ve been given?
To prioritize work over all else. I just don’t see how you could lead a happy and healthy life if you constantly prioritize work over family, faith, friends, sleep, etc. Love your work. Take pride in your work. But don’t let your work take top priority over the things that will bring you true joy in life. On my death bed I know I won’t have any cares in the world about how much money I made in my life or how successful I was. Instead, I’ll be reminiscing on the memories I made and the time I spent with my family and friends.
What do you think the biggest myth/stereotype that surrounds young conservative women in today’s political environment?
That we all vote because of our dads, husbands, boyfriends, etc. expectations. Many conservative women identify as feminists, and even those who don’t, have their own brains, hearts, beliefs, and values. It is possible for a woman to have conservative values on her own. It doesn’t mean there is a man in our life who expects us to vote conservative.
What do you want the world to know about conservative and Republican women?
You’re dealing with a group of strong, optimistic, brave, intelligent and talented women. We want to see the world changed for the better and we have the power to do it.
What is something you wish you could tell yourself just starting out on your political journey?
Politics isn’t a personality trait. It’s good to be well informed and know a lot about important issues but don’t let it become your personality or consume your entire life. You have hobbies, interests, friends, family, etc that shaped you outside of your political world. If you give all of your time and energy to politics you won’t have any left for the things in life that truly matter.
What issue, in your opinion, doesn’t get enough attention?
The environment. I think liberals have adopted it as their own issue and taken it on so strongly that most conservatives are scared off, even if it’s something many of us care about. Taking care of the environment shouldn’t be a liberal or conservative issue. It’s absolutely something that conservatives can give their time and energy to.