Antonia Okafor is the founder and president of EMPOWERED, a nonprofit group designed to educate, train and equip young women in the use of firearms for protection on college campuses. The group also helps women advocate for their Second Amendment rights.


Antonia has appeared in a commercial for the National Rifle Association and was a participant in the group’s “Armed and Fabulous” panel at the 2017 Conservative Political Action Conference. Her op-ed “Why I Bring a Gun to School” was published in the New York Times in 2017. She is a graduate of the University of Texas at Dallas with a Bachelor of Arts in international political economy.

She is currently working on her Master’s in public policy at the school. She is also a campus correspondent for Campus Reform. Antonia has appeared on the Fox News Channel, Fox Business Network, Blaze TV and was a regular panelist on the Daily Wire’s “Michael Knowles Show.” Red Alert Politics selected her as one of the “30 Under 30” young political activists in 2017. 

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