Amanda Collins is the founding director of T.E.A.R.S. Speak (Teaching/ Empowering Assault & Rape Survivors), where she encourages survivors and advocates for victims’ rights and women’s rights to self-defense.
Amanda became a Second Amendment activist after surviving a brutal attack as a college student, only feet away from the campus police office. She has worked tirelessly to ensure women across the United States are given the ability to choose how to protect themselves, particularly on college campuses.
This activism has lead Amanda to also encourage other survivors and give hope for living a full life after surviving trauma. Amanda is a loving wife and mother of three beautiful young daughters and considers her family to be her greatest accomplishment.