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Q&A with Teen Advocate and CNN Hero Dallas Jessup

Q&A with Teen Advocate and CNN Hero Dallas Jessup

- Elle Girl
Nineteen-year-old Dallas Jessup made headlines with her non-profit documentary Just Yell Fire exploring violence against girls and affected the lives of teens in over 50 countries. Dallas’s newest film, Just Yell Fire: Campus Life, is out just in time for Teen Dating Violence Awareness month, and she was willing to answer a few questions about filmmaking, the importance of standing up for yourself, and what it was like to be named a CNN Hero.
ELLEgirl (EG): What inspired you...

Dallas Jessup - Teen Hero

- Elle Girl
You don’t want to mess with Dallas. The 16-year –old black belt from Portland, Oregon, wrote and produced the movie Just Yell Fire, which teaches girls 10 street fighting techniques to escape rape and abduction. She has taken on predators and the sex trade industry all over the US and as far away as India and Pakistan, as she travels to raise awareness and train girls in self defense. Just Yell Fire can be seen and downloaded for free at www.justyellfire.com. To date over 650,000...