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Being Women, Not Victims: Harnassing the Power to Protect Ourselves

Being Women, Not Victims: Harnassing the Power to Protect Ourselves

- Ms. Print
On January 28, around 7 p.m., a 22-year-old woman was raped in Grant Park. The Portland Police Bureau report revealed that the woman had been walking around Grant High School when the rapist slammed her face against the side of his truck, dragged her into some bushes and sexually assaulted her.
This incident has been a wake-up call to many young women in Portland, including students of SMA. Just hours before the incident occurred, junior Aditi Jackson, who lives near Grant...

Dallas on The Lisa Oz Show

The Power of Getting Angry: A Young Revolutionary Who Rocks

The Power of Getting Angry: A Young Revolutionary Who Rocks

- Be Your Own You Magazine
One day after school, when 13-year-old Dallas Jessup heard about an 11-year-old girl who had been abducted by a man in broad daylight and later killed, Dallas was outraged. Dallas admits she was a typical self-absorbed teenager at the time, but that day her life changed. Trained as a black belt in tae kwon do and as a student of Filipino street fighting, Dallas was convinced it didn’t have to happen to that young girl. “This is a real problem!” stated Dallas, after...

Author Dallas Jessup to speak out against domestic violence

Author Dallas Jessup to speak out against domestic violence

- WACH Fox
The Girl’s Center at Clemson University has brought in the young filmmaker who launched what CNN calls a Million Girl Revolution against violence and abuse, to keynote the 2013 Empowering Girls Symposium kicking off Domestic Violence Awareness Month at the Columbia Convention Center on Friday beginning at 8AM.
Dallas Jessup, who founded the nonprofit Just Yell Fire and has traveled 200,000 miles speaking out against violence against girls, has a very different take on...

Empowering Girls in the Midlands

Empowering Girls in the Midlands

- WLTX Columbia, SC
The eighth annual Empowering Girls Symposium kicked off Friday in Columbia. Clemson's Youth Learning Institute hosted the event at the Columbia Conference Center.  The symposium is designed to address specific gender issues and the most pressing needs of girls in our state, including self-defense tactics. "Girls need to know they have the right to stand up for themselves and they have the right to be who they wanna be, and you can do anything you put your mind to, but you need a couple of...

Back to School Safety at University of Washington

Back to School Safety at University of Washington

- King 5 News
Campus safety is on the minds of many incoming freshmen as the University of Washington and other colleges begin classes this week.
"First thing is to fight back. Look confident when you're walking around. Predators and rapists are looking for people who are shuffling, looking at their iPhones, people who don't look like they're going to put up much of a fight, unfortunately,” Jessup said.
Jessup offers these tips:
Go for your attacker’s main targets like the...

COLLEGE SAFETY: 5 tips for incoming freshmen

COLLEGE SAFETY: 5 tips for incoming freshmen

- MyFox 9
Many college freshmen are moving into their dorms ahead of the fall semester, and a new video created by a young woman hopes to help her peers avoid potential dangers.
What began as a freely distributed film in 2006 has grown into a "million girl revolution combating violence against young women." With one in four women experiencing sexual assault and a third of young women enduring dating abuse, Dallas Jessup, who founded the Just Yell Fire nonprofit at 14, released a new video to help...

Girls: 5 Tips to Stay Safe at College

Girls: 5 Tips to Stay Safe at College

- The Sparta Independent
Coeds don’t know they face a 1 in 4 risk of sexual assault, 1 in 3 of dating abuse or other random violence but one nonprofit, Just Yell Fire, has released 5 Tips to Stay Safe at College and has a free stay-safe film online that has been lauded by schools and law enforcement nationwide.
Dallas Jessup, the founder of Just Yell Fire, herself a recent college graduate, launched the nonprofit when she was still in high school and has grown it into a 1.8 million girl...

Model Anjhula Mya Singh Bais on Her Passion for Social Work [Diva in Focus]

Model Anjhula Mya Singh Bais on Her Passion for Social Work [Diva in Focus]

- iDIVA
Anjhula Mya Singh Bais dons many hats; an international super model, actor, psychologist, social activist, Buddhist practitioner and blogger for esteemed publications. She is a multitasking diva who is walking hand in hand with the times. She talks to iDiva about what it's like juggling many roles, her passion for social work and her future plans.
Rati Agrawal, Team iDiva
Being a Rajput princess, tell us how you deal with the fame and glamour that comes with the royal...

Young Girls Can Learn Self Defense with Help from Rotary, Hospital

Young Girls Can Learn Self Defense with Help from Rotary, Hospital

The girls ages 11 and older will take part in the "Just Yell Fire" program

- Alpharetta-Milton Patch
Girls ages 11 and older can participate in a self-defense class on April 20 sponsored by the Rotary Club of Alpharetta and North Fulton Hospital.
The self-defense class will be held on Saturday, April 20, from 10 a.m-12:30 p.m. at North Fulton Hospital. The class is available to friends and family of Rotary members and anyone interested in attending at a cost of $35 per girl.
The Rotary Club of Alpharetta will sponsor Interact Club students wishing to participate.
The...