Anna Beavon Gravely hails from North Carolina and is President of NeW at Meredith College. She joined NeW in August 2009 and quickly founded one of NeW’s chapters at an all girl’s school. In a previously conducted interview let’s see why Anna Beavon is one of NeW’s emerging leaders.
JC: Why did you join the Network of enlightened Women?
ABG: I joined NeW because I saw a need for a culturally conservative organization that grows women through a book club on my campus. Meredith College lacks intellectual diversity, and NeW begins to fill that void by educating women on the effects of second and third wave feminism, the sexual revolution and the degradation of the role of men in the family.
JC: When did you become passionate about issues affecting women?
ABG: Birth. Probably not that early, because I had to learn lots of other stuff first, but my mom was the Director of Abstinence and Worth Waiting 4 for 13 years. I grew up visiting my mom's work--The Pregnancy Care Center of Rocky Mount. I remember wanting to help the young girls that would come in expecting a child. I wanted to just give them a hug; I felt for them. They were my age and having a baby. So ever since I was around 11 I wanted to help women and young girls know that they have value and that they are a prize and beautiful. I was an ambitious little pre-teen.
JC: Who are your mentors and why?
ABG: My mom is definitely a mentor. Being an abstinence educator, she faced tons of opposition, but she never wavered. She always knew more about the issues than the opposition. I admire that about her. She has taught me that there is no such thing as being over prepared.
JC: What is the one book every conservative woman should read?
ABG: Why You're Wrong About the Right: Behind the Myths: The Surprising Truth About Conservatives by S. E. Cupp and Brett Joshpe.
JC: Do you believe gentleman still exist?
ABG: Most certainly, I do. I live with two (my dad and brother), and I will marry another.
Congratulations Anna Beavon for being selected as one of NeW's emerging leaders!