Barbie Just Got Real…

God bless her, but Barbie has been trying really hard lately to become more relatable, and we have acknowledged her attempt to become more diverse in this previous post. This week, one of our readers introduced us to Trophy Wife Barbie, a parody account run on Instagram by Annelies Hofmeyr, a conceptual artist, and it is

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The World Supports Bullied Boy..

Keaton Jones, from Tennessee in the US, shared a video of her son Keaton, having had to pick him up from school because he was scared of his bullies. The poor kid was being mercilessly picked on by other kids and couldn’t figure out why people would be so cruel. Neither can we. Kimberly said,

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Part 2: Drugs, Alcohol and Consent

Yesterday we asked Elaine Byrnes about her tips on how to talk about consent. But what happens when alcohol or drugs are involved? I know you have looked at how alcohol and drugs can affect our experiences of “hooking up”. For our underage readers who may be experimenting, is there any advice you can share

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Lets Talk About Consent (Part One)

Elaine Byrnes is the go-to woman when it comes to talking about consent. Not only has Elaine done loads of research in the area she has also helped to put together a programme for college students AND is on her way to completing her PhD! She’s super smart and a really sound down to earth

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Guest Post: Siofra’s Journey with Fibromatosis

20 year old Siofra lives in Northern Ireland, and has recently been diagnosed with a rare illness. She recently started sharing her journey on Twitter, and hopes to raise awareness of the condition, and help others who are also struggling. Here’s a little piece she wrote for us… My name is Siofra and I’m 20

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5 Ways to Snap Yourself out of a Stinky Mood

U OK HUN? We all have bad days, you woke up happy and then a couple of things happen one after another and all of a sudden your mood has taken a turn for the worse. The milk was off in your coco-pops, the bus was late and you left your homework on the kitchen

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5 Youtubers who are open about their Mental Health Struggles

Last week, we shared a post about the queen of Youtube, Melanie Murphy, AKA, the gift that just keeps giving. Whilst watching Melanie’s videos, we came across some other young Youtubers who are opening up conversations about mental health, and doing great work to take the stigma out of admitting to struggling from time to time.

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BBC’s Christmas Ad Will Hit Your Feels Hard

Its the most wonderful time of the year, we can’t WAIT for Christmas! The run up to the day itself can be a little intense, as we’re bombarded with media messages about how we need to spend spend spend to show our loved ones how much we care. From Black Friday onwards, its all about

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Drugs.ie Launches National Media Competition

What’s it all about? The Drugs.ie ‘Let’s Talk about Drugs’ National Youth Media Awards is an annual competition which encourages discussion of drug-related issues by inviting young people to produce a piece of original content relating to drug and/or alcohol use. Check out one of last years winning videos here…   How to enter Read

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ICYMI: Nope, Still Not Asking For It.

Ellen Sheehan is a transition year student in Eureka Secondary School, in Kells County Meath, Ireland. She wrote this piece on her blog about how people react to the clothes we wear. Please follow Ella’s blog at https://unspokenbutdefinitelyfelt.wordpress.com/ I had and always will be the girl, who thrives off the idea of beauty. Who loves the

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Is Modelling Really Glam? By January Winters

January Winters is one of Ireland’s most successful models. We were wondering if modelling as a career really is the glam life we thought it was. So we asked her. Here’s what she has to say…..  Let me be honest, modelling isn’t all it’s cracked up to be. I originally thought models flew around in

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Why Melanie Murphy is your Spirit Animal

We heard this one time that there is more material on youtube at the moment than has ever been shown in the history of TV. Think abut that for one second. Who even has time to digest all of that information? Watching gamers playing games, watching gamers watching gamers watching games, stoned teenage lads faceplanting

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Two of our Ambassadors Honoured this Week.

In May of 2017, I met Alana Daly Mulligan for a hot chocolate in Waterford to ask her all about the amazing short film she had just released called “My Great Aunt Chrissie”. I sat open mouthed as she told me about the amazing work she was doing, the part she was playing in creating

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Please support the Dublin Rape Crisis Centre. Here’s how…

In an ideal world, The Dublin Rape Crisis Centre would not exist. Because rape and sexual assault wouldn’t exist.  Unfortunately it does, and they do. We are massive admirers of the important work that the DRCC do. This week, they asked for our support, so we give it wholeheartedly. See below details of their #16days

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Ash chats to the lovely Claire Balding…

18 months ago Claire Fulham was diagnosed with alopecia areata. She is a mother of 2, Farragh and Elliott. She started a Facebook and Snapchat documenting her hair loss and has gathered thousands of followers thanks to her honesty and sense of humour. I was lucky enough to have a really cool phone call with

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Ye Olden Advice for Ye Periods (Do not do any of these things)

Who doesn’t love having periods. Everyone, thats who. But we wondered how periods were handled in ye olden days when women weren’t allowed to have a voice, never mind a bodily function (we still don’t fart, its a fact of science). We found some pretty bizzare pieces of advice. Would’t it have been great if

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Normal Women Recreate The Victoria’s Secret Show, and Kill It. Dead.

Earlier this week, we watched this years Victoria’s Secret fashion show online whilst eating mini-boost bars (still obsessed) in our peejays and wondered where on earth these literal angels have come from. Now, we’re not into throwing shade, and these women sure are beautiful, but this show would in no way encourage us to go

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