Putting the ‘Baller’ in ‘Ballerina’

Meet Frostine Shake… Shes a badass. Frostine, 30, from Austin Texas works as a make up artist and model, and is a classically trained ballerina. Having danced from age 6 or 7, Frostine quit ballet as a teenager because of the pressure she felt to be thin. When she was 18, she discovered burlesque dancing and says “I started

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Once Upon a Time…

From a young age, I have loved to write, and find writing about my worries helps me get my head straight. I came across this story about a new initiative for young writers today in the Irish Times. Fighting Words is a path to freedom, a resource, a nest, a friend, a challenger, an oasis,

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7 Year old with no hands wins handwriting competition

Love, love, love, love, love this story. Anaya Ellick from Virginia was born with no hands, and recently beat 50 other kids to win first prize in a handwriting competition. Tracy Cox, the principal of Greenbrier Christian Academy in Chesapeake told ABCNews: “There is truly very little that this girl cannot do”. Anaya does not use prosthetic

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On Body Issues…

We all have body issues, there are aspects of all our bodies that we love, and some that we hate. Heres the thing, our hearts, minds and souls are what makes us special, the body is just the vessel in which all the important stuff is contained. Have a look at the post below by Sarah

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16-Year-Old Girl Killed During a Fight in Her School’s Bathroom

“This is not only an unspeakable tragedy for her family, but also for the school, and the entire community.” On Thursday, a 16-year-old sophomore girl at Howard High School of Technology in Wilmington, Delaware, died after a fight with multiple other students in a school bathroom. “There was an altercation that initially started between two

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So this is a thing now…

Meet the Girls Who Developed the Internet’s Most Talked-About (and Addictive, and Awesome) New Game, ‘Tampon Run’ Oh yeah, Andrea Gonzales and Sophie Houser are going there.  Photos: Nadia Gilbert Real talk: We live in a world where it’s totally cool to run over prostitutes for fun in video games like Grand Theft Auto, but

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How far have women’s rights come?

62 million girls don’t have access to school Women make up up 70% of those living on less than $1 a day Childbirth is the 2nd leading cause of death of girls between the age of 15 and 19 Do you think these facts are from 1915 or 2015? You might be wrong…..

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Goodnight 

This is a beautiful song by Claire Hayden and Becky Philips from Cork. The song is a duet between a mother and a daughter about the effects of bullying, really lovely and thought provoking. Well done girls.

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Something to think about…

Photographer Meg Bitton has shared a photo of a transgender teen in response to controversial laws in the US that force members of the transgender community to use bathrooms that reflect the sex written on their birth certificates. Corey Maison was born male, but is currently undergoing transition with hormone therapy. In the photo, she is wearing makeup, has her golden

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More than mean…

This is hard to watch. Real men read real comments made online to sports reporters Sarah Spain and Julie Dicaro. You can see how uncomfortable they become as they realise the reality faced by some women who are just trying to do their jobs.  

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Inspirational person of the day…

  I try to listen to a TED Talk every morning, in order to start the day on a positive note. I came across this gem this morning from Lizzie Velasquez. Born with a syndrome which means she can never gain weight, Lizzie has faced every kind of bullying, including being dubbed the “worlds ugliest

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