Our Thoughts on Males. A Helpful Clarification.

No, we do not hate boys, but thanks for asking. At the Shona Project, we work with primarily (but not exclusively) girls. For the most part, people are fine and cool with that. But some people are not, so we’re here to clear things up. Men and women, boys and girls are all awesome, because

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ICYMI: I’m a big girl, and I’m fine with That: By Clodagh

  We first published this post by Clodagh a year ago. And its so good, we decided to share it again…. For as long as I can remember, I’ve been the way I am. Seems like a pretty vague statement. But it’s true… what is that way? FAT. F. A. T. Fat… I’ve heard every joke I can

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We made the news!!!

Last Friday, the lovely Eleanor Mannion from RTE news came to hang out with us and the girls from the Presentation secondary school in Kilkenny. We had such a lovely day, these girls are so lovely, so honest, and so open. Meet them all below…….

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Why is my imaginary friend picking on me?

When I was small I had an imaginary friend called Jenny. I’m the youngest of 4 girls and my sisters were a good bit older than me and would never play with me so I came up with Jenny. Jenny and I would have tea parties, I’d tell her all of secrets and we would

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Oh how we miss Michelle Obama..

Anyone who reads our site knows how utterly in love we are with Michelle Obama. We miss her so much it hurts. Michelle has always been a voice for women and girls, and really encourages us all to take an active role in our own futures, and to build communities in which we support and

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How to stop a bully dead in their tracks…

Bullies have existed since the dawn of time. Often as a result of having no power or control in their own lives, bullies take out their frustration on easy targets, for no other reason than that, they are easy targets. They may have even tried to bully others before they get to the one who

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How to support a friend who is struggling: By Jenny

Often when a friend tells us that they are feeling a bit down, or have recently been diagnosed with a mental health issue, it’s difficult to know what to say or do. It’s an automatic reaction to panic, and avoid talking about the issue. However that friend will often have confided in you for a

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A letter to the first guy to break my heart: My Dad

Family stuff happens, and sometimes it hurts. This young lady wrote this letter that she will never send to her Dad, but wanted to get how she felt off her chest. Writing stuff down is a great way to get your head around how you feel, and sometimes helps a little. Dad, I have so

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Dealing with Trolls: By Nicole

Everyone has different views and opinions on the way the world works. This is something you basically learn in school. But when it comes to the online world, somehow, some people feel that they have the right to say whatever they want to others, and in some cases, will go out of their way to

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Why Maysen is Walking from Cork to Donegal…

Can we all just take a second to appreciate Maysen Forbes, who is currently walking 560 miles from the bottom to the top of Ireland, to raise awareness and funds for Mental Health Ireland. Maysen, who has suffered with “anxiety, depression and self-harm” in the past, is just over half way through her monster hike, which

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How to Win at Life

Winning at life basically comes down to a combination of hard work, timing and luck. In order to get to where we want to be, and to have a happy and fulfilled existence, we really need the planets to all collide in our favour, right? Well yes, kinda. But life also involves making a series

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Why I Shared my Story: By Ash

Last week, at the Social Entrepreneurs Ireland awards, the lights went dim, and Aisling’s video was shared across three massive screens with 600 strangers. Her honesty and bravery blew the entire audience away on the night, and since then, over 6 thousand (and still rising) people have watched it on the SEI Facebook page. The

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Why we March: By Kate, aged 14

Every 30 September, people from all over the country gather together at the March for Choice in Dublin to march in solidarity to Repeal the 8th Amendment. With a referendum just around the corner, it’s as important than ever to stand together to Repeal the 8th. The Citizens’ Assembly has shown that Ireland is pro-choice, and it’s important for

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Demi Lovato’s new documentary looks epic!

We’re all little “Simply Complicated” and  the rich and famous are no different. Demi Lovato’s history of mental health and addiction issues have been well played out. Most of us get tagged in some unfortunate photos after the odd night out but Demi’s teenage years unfolded in front of the entire world, and she had

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Who is Rosie the Riveter?

Everyone knows the iconic ‘Rosie The Riveter’ picture., the inspirational poster from the American government that encouraged women to enter the workforce during World War 2. The poster fast became a cultural icon and one of the most famous feminist symbols of the war era. Over the years the photo has been recreated by many

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