Just Yell Fire - A Million Girl Revolution Combating Violence Against Young Women

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Hey Maggie,
I just wanted to shoot you a quick e-mail and tell you what a great job Chad did with the training in San Diego. I felt the class was laid out nicely and Chad's easy going personality made it feel like you could ask him anything. The class had lots of good information and it has inspired me to really push to get this program in use at my school. I really enjoyed the training and am looking forward to spreading the program in my area. Chad did a great job and he has made it clear that he is willing to help in anyway he can. I thought of a question a couple days after the training and sent him a quick message on Facebook and he sent me a response almost immediately. I am very pleased to be a part of Just Yell Fire and I will keep you posted on my progress in regards to getting it put into the Physical Education curriculum at my school. Hope your week is going well.
Thanks for a great class.
– Chris
Dear Just Yell Fire activists,
My Name is Aya and I'm 17 years old from Egypt. I adore your idea about teaching girls how to fight back against sexual assault and raping.If you allow me I'd love to help you in applying the idea in the Egyptian society.There have been increasing number of rapping and sexual assault accidents and girls don't talk about that.I have downloaded the film and I learned so much and now I don't worry anymore about walking in the street freely.Anyway,if there's any ideas about how i can raise the awarness here in Egypt I'd love to be part of your campaign.I'm also a begginer activist in a non-profit organization called ( KONOZ ) that cares about making the society a better place to live.
Thanks in advance.
Sincerely,
Aya
– Aya, Egypt
As a former Police Officer and having approximately twelve years in security and law enforcement; I applaud your organizations efforts to teach girls and young women how to defend themselves against predators.
– Mark, St. Paul, MN
I just happened to stumble across your website when I was on google, and the words "Just Yell Fire" caught my attention. Once I was on your website and saw what it was about...well words can't really describe how I felt! I live in the state of Georgia and I'm in 7th grade, but you'd be surprised to know about alot of the stuff that's happened at my school. Well one day I went to school only to find out that my best friend was almost raped that past weekend. And I was so scared for her because I myself have been in that situation before. And after seeing this...I have alot of respect for you (this coming from a 13 year old)
and I'm proud of you for going out and actually doing your best to make a difference in the world! Because all over the world girls are constantly being put into a position where their first natural instinct is to panic, and they don't know what to do. All they know is that they are being assaulted but with your help and inspirational video women can know that they can go out and not be scared because they automatically know now what to do if placed in a frightening situation like the one's in your video. Now thanks to you women can fight back without being scared that a man twice their size can overpower them. Because finally women have a system that will work everytime in any assault situation. And I would like to personally thank you for starting this non-profit organization "Just Yell Fire" for women in need all over the world. Also I'd like to congradulate you for your awards. And it's funny, because most kids have a role model that's a celebrity, but I can honestly say that Dallas, you are my role model and I wish that I was able to make as big a difference as you! Oh and by the way, I'm definately going to be telling just about everyone I know about "Just Yell Fire"
– Carrie, Georgia
Hello! I have donated to your organization, Just Yell Fire...having stumbled across it during a search for information on how to teach my daughter to protect herself from assault. I have to say that your organization is fantastic and I only wish what you teach would be mandated and required curriculum in EVERY SCHOOL!
– Janeen, Conroe, TX
I am a junior at Gettysburg College in PA. I don't know if you have been watching the news lately, but there has been a murder on our college campus last Thursday. One student (a male senior) strangled and murdered his (ex-)girlfriend of one year (a sophomore). It really shook our campus hard, along with myself, even though i did not know either one that was involved. After breaking down a little tonight, i realized, crying was not going to change the past; nor prevent incidents, assaults, nor murders like this from happening again in the future.
What will? Taking action!
I found your contact information after googling 'self defense for women classes' and wanted to get in contact with you right away. I was hoping you could hold self defense classes for female students, or any woman (faculty, staff or students) on our campus to help protect us if we were to ever get ourselves in this type of situation. It is very scary to know that an innocent 19 year old young woman was strangled, stabbed and murdered by someone that loved her for a year. Not even a stranger, or a crazy drug addict rapist on the street! Her boyfriend! Someone she trusted and loved! How scary is that? She was not able to get away, she was not able to defend herself. She died because of that.
But you... you have the power to give us woman that power. You have the ability to give us woman the ability to defend ourselves. To win. To live. And to help with our recovery of her death on our campus. I believe that immediately holding these self defense classes on our campus will prove that Emily Rachel Silverstein did not die in vain.
Please help me, help us. Give us the power, the ability to defend ourselves and live.
– Jaclyn, Gettysburg, PA
Just this morning I heard Dallas Jessup interviewed on the Family Life Network. The interview was riveting, I just stopped what I was doing to listen and in just that short time I heard some really valuable tips. I am a health educator and very interested in girl's and women's protection. I would like to request a copy of the dvd because the information you provide is critically important and I want to be able to share it with others.
– Heidi,, Corning, NY
Last night when eating dinner with my 2 daughters they brought up the subject of school fights. They also realized they had no idea how to defend themselves. And asked why I never taught them. I've done everything with them from swimming, skiing, soccer, tennis, cheer, career exploring, homework, and every other parent obligation I could manage. It suddenly shocked me that I haven't covered one of the most important at their ages, 13 & 16, self defense. Both are strong, athletic and confident, until the subject of self defense comes up. I immediately started searching for ways to help and found "Just Yell Fire" I feel shame in not doing this sooner. Please accept my donation and send a DVD.
– Pat, New Jersey
I had my daughter watch the film and now she wants every girl in her high school to see it. I know you work with schools, what is the process and how can I help my daughter bring "just yell fire" to her school and friends?
– Laurel
I saw your information on the back of my Doritos bag and it was like a sending from above. What you are doing is so amazing. And I appreciate it so much. The neighbor hood I live in is not safe at all, and neither is the place I work. Guys view girls as just their next crime victims, and it frightens me.I could not believe my eyes when I read the back of my Doritos bag. Thank you. Thank you, thank you. A million times thank you.
– Stephanie, Princeton, TX
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