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Just Yell Fire!

Just Yell Fire!

Black-belt Dallas Jessup teaches girls how to fend off attackers

- Costco Connection
"FIRE, FIRE, FIRE!!!" someone yells. Students at the school bus stop look over, but instead of a fire they see a large man grabbing a petite teenage girl by her arms. Yelling, she kicks his groin jabs her thumb into his eye and pulls his ear. He backs off in pain, enabling her to escape.
The girl is 14-year-old Dallas Jessup, starring in her own film, Just Yell Fire. The film is aimed at helping 11- to 19-year-old girls avoid abduction and sexual predation with fight-back skills and...

Vancouver woman's self-defense strategy goes to college

Vancouver woman's self-defense strategy goes to college

New 'Just Yell Fire' video builds upon one she made as a teen

- The Columbian
Dallas Jessup of Vancouver garnered national attention at age 14 for producing a self-defense video — "Just Yell Fire" — that taught teen girls how to protect themselves from sexual predators.
Now a 20-year-old Vanderbilt University student, Jessup has produced a sequel — "Just Yell Fire Campus Life" — tailored for her peers and offering strategies for defending against date rape, date drugs, abusive relationships and sexual assault on and off campus.
"Right...

'Brave': Girl power hits a bull's-eye at the box office, but ...

'Brave': Girl power hits a bull's-eye at the box office, but ...

With 'Brave,' 'Snow White and The Huntsman,' and 'The Hunger Games' we're seeing the box-office triumph of strong, young female characters. But has Hollywood – or American culture – really changed how it sees women?

- The Christian Science Monitor
Hollywood has always loved its plucky movie heroines, but this year the girls – and yes, these are girls, not yet women – are younger, braver and less focused on men. This, say some media watchers, is the good news in the rash of “kick butt” teen protagonists on screen in films such as “Brave,” “Snow White and The Huntsman,” and “The Hunger Games.” All three movies have drawn large audiences to cheer on strong central ...

Anjhula: Not ‘help’ or ‘rape’ – just yell ‘fire!’

Anjhula: Not ‘help’ or ‘rape’ – just yell ‘fire!’

- The Times of India
Model and author to-be Anjhula Mya Singh Bais says Delhi fit the bill perfectly, when the city with the highest number of registered cases of violence against young women was to be chosen.
In India to shoot for "Just Yell Fire Campus Life", a film being shot in different countries around the world to spread awareness about the dangers faced by girls in college, Anjhula delivered her dialogues with perfect ease, seemingly unperturbed by the crowd of men around her that kept growing....

Anjhula Mya Singh Bais to Shoot at India Gate

Anjhula Mya Singh Bais to Shoot at India Gate

- The Times of India
Anjhula Mya Singh Bais, a New York based Indian model, will do a cameo in the film Just Yell Fire Campus Life, for which she shot at India Gate in Delhi yesterday.
Just Yell Fire, a global nonprofit founded by US teen Dallas Jessup, is focussed on preventing violence against girls and young women by empowering them to know their rights and providing them with skills to fight it. Other celebrities joining Anjhula in the film include Shay Mitchell of Pretty Little Liars, Tinsel Korey of...

Celebrating our (Young) Leaders

Celebrating our (Young) Leaders

- Florida Leads
Boys and girls are changing the world. If you stop and look, it’s happening all around us. Although we may not hear these stories on a regular basis, it is important to slow down and learn from what boys and girls are doing to make a difference in their communities. After all, these examples inspire other boys and girls to tap into their own passions. Who knows, they just might inspire you too. Here are a few that have stood out for me…
1. Ryan’s...

Giving Back: Dallas Jessup of Just Yell Fire

Giving Back: Dallas Jessup of Just Yell Fire

This 20-year-old college student makes films to teach girls self-defense so they can protect themselves from sexual violence and abduction.

- Teen Vogue Magazine
CAUSE: At age fourteen, Dallas Jessup founded the Just Yell Fire non-profit organization to combat sexual violence against young women. She created a film to raise awareness about the dangers posed to high school girls, and offered instruction on street fighting self-defense moves. The now-20-year-old Vanderbilt University student recently launched her follow-up film, Just Yell Fire: Campus Life, to address dating abuse and violence on college campuses. Dallas has implemented instructional...

Sisterhood Spotlight – Alpha Omicron Pi at Vanderbilt University

Sisterhood Spotlight – Alpha Omicron Pi at Vanderbilt University

- Lilly Pulitzer - A Colorful Blog
The Vandy AOII girls impressed us with their 10,000 (10,000!!!!) hours of volunteer service just this year. (we love that at Lilly)  Yet… they still managed to maintain a strong GPA and better yet, have a GREAT time doing it!  Find out more about some of Nashville’s finest….and our first Alpha Omicron Pi chapter to be featured here on Sisterhood Spotlight!
1. School, Sorority & Chapter Name
Vanderbilt University, Alpha Omicron Pi, Nu Omicron...

Here Comes The Prom... Bring On The Nightmares

Here Comes The Prom... Bring On The Nightmares

- Houston Family Magazine
It’s prom season; meaning parents can kiss the Sand Man good-bye and prepare for sleepless nights of worry and wonder. For every teen, high school prom is the stuff of dreams. For every parent, it’s the harbinger of nightmares. While kids fantasize about formal gowns, fancy limos, dreamy dates, and dancing ‘til dawn, their parents fret about drunken after parties, drugged cocktails, unsafe sex, and unparalleled peer pressure for which their children may or not be physically or...

Kids Get 'Revved Up' to Stay Safe

Kids Get 'Revved Up' to Stay Safe

- Fox Atlanta
The school year will soon come to an end, and that means your kids will be spending their summer days burning energy outdoors. But does your child know what to do if they’re targeted by a predator?
Revved Up Kids is a metro Atlanta area business that is dedicated to teaching kids the warning signs and show them what to do if a predator targets them. Co-founder Allison Neal dropped by Good Day to show our own Paul Milliken how they help kids learn to protect themselves.
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