I met a lot of powerful people today. I met actors, ambassadors, diplomats and authors. Many of the people who come together to try and change the world for the better. And almost all of these amazing people came from incredibly difficult situations in which they chose to be better. They made the decision to heal and be a positive impact. So many things stood out to me today that it almost makes it hard to know what exactly to write about.
But I think the most impressive thing I was reminded of today is that I am not alone. Often those with conservative viewpoints tend to feel a lot of backlash. Many people who disagree with conservative or prolife ideology disagree very loudly and very violently. It is easy to get swept away in the backlash and forget that there are many people who stand with you. Powerful men and women who feel the same way you do. Many people view conservatives as fearful. That our opinions are formed because we are afraid of everything. But what I saw today proves that this couldn’t be further from the truth. “I come into the room with fear and let fear watch me do what I have to do”.
Today I saw people applauding, crying, and supporting these panelists who begged the crowd to end the silence. To stop denying women who are prolife a voice. It was reassuring to look around at all these panels and see people who were truly making a difference. There was no fear. There was determination. There was a fire and a passion that drove these people to sacrifice large amounts of their time and money to try and speak life into this conference. And their efforts largely resonated with others. People who may have been to several panels before that disagreed heavily with their beliefs finally had panelists who agreed with them and urged them forward.
It was a good reminder that we are not alone.