Being a girl is hard.We put ourselves and each other under immense pressure to be all things to all people whilst having perfect eyebrows and wearing six inch heels. For some reason society tells us that we should conform and fit in the little box marked ‘standard teen girl’.The Shona Project calls ‘bullshit’ on this theory and argues that our differences are what make us awesome. We reckon that when we embrace and celebrate our differences, we expose our glittery, sparkly selves and truly stand out.
Unfortunately, sometimes we don’t understand each others differences, and sometimes, being a teenager who doesn’t fit in is hard. The Shona Project is a safe place to hang out. We think you’re amazing, just as you are, and we want to learn more about you. We want you to know that it gets easier, and we’re here to help if we can.
Hang out with us, we’re pretty awesome too.
We can visit your school and hold an anti-bullying workshop, but we also share lots of news, advice and stories on our website, Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. Follow us to stay up to date, we would love to hear from you. Feel free to send us anything you think other readers would like, or anything that helped you get through a hard time. Lets do this together!!
In December 2016 we held our first Girlfest event, inviting girls to spend an afternoon with us bonding with their friends, chatting about what it means to be a girl, and eating marshmallows!
You can watch our highlights below…
Listen to us chat with Beat102103 here.
The Shona Project is a registered Company Limited by Guarantee. CRO #59250. We are governed by a Board of Directors and by our Youth Council.