Meet Madison Gesiotto, the former Miss Ohio turned rising star of the right
‘The most important thing that young conservatives can do is to stand up for what’s right’
Fresh off her talk at CPAC, where she discussed “snowflakes, trigger warnings and safe spaces,” we spoke to her about there’s never been a better time to be a Donald Trump supporter on campus.
How did you enjoy CPAC? What were the highlights?
This was my third year attending CPAC and once again, I was not disappointed. It was truly an incredible event. Some of the highlights of my week included speaking for the first time on a CPAC panel, watching President Trump energize a room of lively supporters and listening to NRA’s Wayne LaPierre give amazing remarks about fake news and the Second Amendment.
How was your panel discussion? What was the best part?
It was an absolute blessing to be a part of “Facts, Not Feelings: Snowflakes, Trigger Warnings and Safe Spaces.” The panel discussion filled with diverse opinions, unique stories and lively discussion. We had an incredible audience turnout and more questions than we had time to answer. For me, the best part of the panel discussion was being able to provide inspiration to students who are currently going through similar situations as I went through earlier in my law school career.
The panel was about safe spaces and snowflakes – what’s the one big change you’d like to see happen on American college campuses?
As I discussed during Saturday’s CPAC panel discussion, I believe conservatism will produce our nation’s future leaders. One big change I’d like to see on college campuses across the country would be for more young conservatives to stand up and speak out, despite the adversity that they may face from fellow students or faculty.
It seems like more young people than ever are getting involved in conservative activism. Would you agree that there’s never been a better time to be a conservative student?
I think now is a great time for students to get involved in student activism. The most important thing that young conservatives can do is to continue to stand up for what’s right, to speak truth and to never be silenced.
What are you doing over the next year?
I am currently in my last semester of law school. After graduation in May, I will prepare to take the bar exam. During this time, I will also continue writing my weekly column in The Washington Times and providing conservative commentary on various television networks.
Where do you see yourself in five years’ time?
I am proud to be a conservative, a Catholic, an Italian-American and a millennial. In five years, I see myself continuing to make a difference in my community, state and country by using my voice, education and unique life experiences to educate and inspire others.
Images credit to Madison Gesiotto.