Be A Tiger. Earn Your Stripes

So there you are… minding your own business… growing up. Accumulating an acceptable number of friends and average number of likes across your many social media accounts. Generally avoiding embarrassing haircuts and dodgy schoolyard incidents. When all of a sudden one day you look in the mirror and discover zebra-like pink and purple stripes breaking

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#DoYouStories

What lies beneath you may never know, Please take your seats to my one woman show. If I wear enough make up does it hide the pain? So scared to take it off, the layers of guilt and shame. It’s hard to take off the mask when you’ve worn it for so long, Terrified of

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I won’t give you my name but I’m here to tell my story…

Last week we received this anonymous letter from a very brave soldier who has been through the wars, but survived. We were blown away by her candid words about her struggles. Traumas in early life are never easy to let go of and we can carry the weight of our past around with us like

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Hello Fears!

Spiders. Clowns. Music festival portaloos (it’s all ahead of you). We all dabble in fear every now and again and it’s totally normal in low doses. Michelle Poler – a self-confessed fearaholic – moved to New York and decided to tackle her (many) fears head on. She took 100 days out of her life to

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10 ways to slay at being a girl

We caught up with marketing guru, cat-lover and all-time legend Tracey. Here are her top 10 nuggets of wisdom to steer you toward greatness. She calls it ‘advice from an ageing expert who made all the mistakes so you don’t have to’. Remember – you are your own biggest critic. That patch of hair that

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“She drives like nobody’s business”

When we heard that a 79-year-old lady had just become the world’s oldest Formula 1 racing driver we were more than a little excited. When we found out she was Irish we nearly pee-ed our pants. Listening to how Rosemary Smith defied all odds to become a female racing driver at a time when that

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“To the bone” A review: by Megan

‘ “I’m sorry I’m not a person anymore, I’m a problem, and it’s my fault” When I saw the trailer for ‘To the Bone’ for the first time, I was honestly very worried for its release, as seeing only a few clips from the film sparked a trigger reaction. For those who have not heard

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PLL’s Troian shares her mental illness struggles

We love PLL as much as the next girl, and Troian Bellisario, aka Spencer, has always been our favourite. In a recent letter published on Lena Dunham’s Lenny website, Troian has shared her experience with mental issues. Crippled with a fear of disappointing others or letting people down, the now 31 year old also had

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Alana’s short film is a tribute to those who came before us…

Here in Ireland we don’t have to look back too far to see how unkind history has been to us. Specifically, Ireland has never had much tolerance for women who “make mistakes” and the young unwed mother has, and still does, carry shame and disgust for those who still believe that the appearance of piety

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The new Dr Who is a Woman!!!

History was made yesterday, when the aaaahm-az-ing Jodie Whittaker was unveiled as the 13th Dr. Who. We knew the 54 year old show was planning to shake things up a bit, but we never would have guessed that Jodie would have made it. Needless to say though, we’re totally into it. Knowing that some die

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My story: By Shaunagh

The year my parents separated was the year my whole world completely crashed and to say my mental health suffered was an understatement. I went from being a severely athletic young girl who loved her body and everything that she was to a complete hermit who hated any sort of interaction with the world and

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Here’s 1000 Frida Kahlo lookalikes to hurt your eyeballs

This right here ⬆️ is actual Frida Kahlo, the famous Mexican artist and feminist icon. Born in 1907, Frida was severely injured in a Bus accident, and started painting self portraits  while recovering. A passionate feminist, her face and impressive unibrow are instantly recognisable, and even Beyonce has been known to steal her look on occasion. Last

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Lovin’s 50 Irish Women List is a good one..

Today, Lovin.ie shared a list of “50 Irish Women who are Slaying right now”. We feel that Irish Women are starting to rise and celebrate themselves and each other, which benefits everyone. You can’t swing a cat in our beautiful if slightly wet country without hitting a magnificent role model. Whether you’re into sports, media,

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On Malala Day, here’s our favourite quotes

Today is Malala Day, and across the world, we celebrate the fight for access to education in honour of Malala Yourafzai, who just graduated high school. Such a massive inspiration for some many of us, Malala started leading and making a difference when she was a young teenager, all because she saw something that frustrated her

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My experience with TTM (Hair Pulling)

Trichotillomania (TTM), otherwise known as Trich, is a disorder where people pull out their hair, one strand at a time, from their scalp, eyelashes, eyebrows or other parts of the body. It can be very traumatic for sufferers. Today, Shannon shared her own experience with us, teaching us more about the condition… I’m gonna talk

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Musician Susan O’Neill on writing to heal

Susan O’Neill (AKA SON) is a talented musician, originally from Ennis, now splitting her time between Waterford and Dublin. She performs with Propellor Palms and King Kong Company, but last year, went out on her own to launch her first Solo album “Found myself Lost”. This week, she had a catch up with our Anna,

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A minor epiphiny: By Megan

As someone who struggles with anxiety and depression, I’m not one to exercise regularly. Getting out of the house to jog, run or walk causes me stress I view as unnecessary, so I usually rule out exercise. However, when I don’t go out and move in some way, shape, or form, my anxiety seems to

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Kesha’s new song is an anthem for anyone who is struggling

Kesha is one of the worlds most talented musicians, but she hasn’t released anything in 4 years. Why? Well its a long and horrible story. (Read here). She’s now back with a bang with this beautiful song about strength, bravery and rising from the ashes that any of us who have ever had to find

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