I am finally settling in after the whirlwind of the last few months has wound down following my first ever book tour! Frontlines: Finding My Voice on an American College Campus is so much more than just my campus story--it's the story of thousands of other students out there who are fighting for the conservative voice to be heard on America's college campuses today.
It's been a few weeks now since I last shared my book tour experience with you, and if you didn't get a chance to read through my halfway-point update from the road in March, you can read it here!
The second half of the tour was just as exciting, and I can't wait to share it all with you!
If you have not yet picked up your own copy of Frontlines, you can get one on Amazon here or Barnes and Noble here, and if you didn't get a chance to see me speak on the road or get your book signed, you can purchase a signed insert to include in your copy here!
March 29, 2021: George Fox University, Newberg, Oregon
My first EVER trip to Oregon was extra special getting to speak at George Fox University on my book tour! Portland is.... well.... INSANE. But you don't need me to tell you that! However, just outside of the wild alternate reality that is downtown Portland lies a beautiful little college campus full of incredible American Patriots that I was so blessed to spend an evening with. I've learned from this tour that even places like Oregon are NOT too far gone when we have incredible freedom fighters like our Turning Point USA activists, and I cannot wait to see the impact they will have on their communities!
April 1, 2021: Clemson University, Clemson, South Carolina
I am often reminded I could be speaking to a crowd of 1,000 students atop a fancy stage or just a handful of people in a crowded Mexican restaurant--the message will always stay the same, and the connection provided by Turning Point USA remains equally important.
My first trip to South Carolina was a quick one, but it was such a blast speaking to our students at Clemson in an intimate setting as they prepared to host a massive event on campus that threatened their continued status as a registered organization on campus after leftist backlash.
As a fun extra bonus, my sweet aunt and uncle drove over from Atlanta to watch me speak! I am so crazy blessed to have a big, loud, fun family that supports everything I do.
April 15, 2021: Brigham Young University, Hawaii, Laie, Hawaii
When people ask me what my favorite state is, behind my home of Colorado of course, the answer is ALWAYS Hawaii. I love this state from the bottom of my heart, and this trip deepened that love on so many levels.
Before this speech on my book tour, I had never been to the beautiful little island of Oahu--and this was the perfect way to start. I spoke to a small crowd of conservative warriors in the tiny town of Laie near the campus of BYU Hawaii this April as the waves of the ocean crashed behind us, surrounded by God's insane beauty. Like many of the other stops on this tour, I was reminded there are fearless patriots EVERYWHERE who are fighting hard to encourage others in their community to embrace liberty, and Hawaii is no exception.
My speech on Oahu happened to coincide with my two younger sisters' Spring Break, so they tagged along to help me with book sales and event logistics. It was so fun exploring this beautiful little island together!
April 24, 2021: Helena Activism Hub, Helena, Montana
MONTANA--Do you know how to PUT ON AN EVENT!
Toward the end of the tour, I joined Alex Clark, Vince Dao, and other patriots in Helena, Montana, to speak to a MASSIVE crowd of hundreds of people on behalf of TPUSA and Students for Life. To see so many high schoolers boldly embracing freedom and a call to action in their communities was so inspiring, and I left with nothing but hope for our future as Generation Z with leaders like these students.
April 28, 2021: Dixie State University, St. George, Utah
I wrapped up my book tour in the beautiful town of St. George, Utah--one of my favorite places--to speak to the newly chartered Turning Point USA Chapter at Dixie State University. Dixie State may be a small campus, but boy do they have pride in America and our roots of liberty.
For my final speech on the tour, my grandparents were able to attend and see me speak for the first time EVER, which was such a blessing and a perfect way to round out the tour.
As I reflect on the past few months of non-stop adventure and freedom-oriented community, I am so deeply grateful to each and every one of you who has come to an event in person or logged into one on Zoom for my book tour this Spring. Meeting you all and getting to know you is the highlight of my job, and I am so touched and humbled to be a part of this incredible community across the nation. Keep fighting for our freedom--we need conservative voices EVERYWHERE.