Guest Post: The middle space

Alexandra is many wonderful things, and being a member of the trans community is just one of them. She prepared a lovely speech which she was scheduled to deliver in her first public talk today. Unfortunately, her anxiety got in the way. We think what she wrote is important and heartfelt, and worth sharing. This

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A helpful Glossary of sexual terms and words to help you be sound.

LGBTQAI+ – It’s all in the plus 😊 As someone who works in the area of sexuality, I sometimes forget that all of the letters can look like a crazy confusing bowl of alphabetti spaghetti to someone who isn’t so familiar – and that’s OK! As terms evolve and people discover more ways to express

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Starved of Female Role Models? Eat this!

We need more positive female role models amirite? Well, Time magazine obviously agrees, as this months “Firsts” issue celebrates the women who are changing the world. Selena Gomez graces the cover as the “Tastemaker”, due to becoming the first ever person to reach 100 million followers on Instagram (currently standing at 126 million). According to

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10 Minutes with 2FM DJ Ciara King

Last week was without a doubt the busiest of 2fm DJ Ciara King’s entire life. She launched her first book, the brilliant “Ciara’s Diary”, and still managed to chat to us. What a complete ledge. Describe your teenage experience in 3 words. Laughing, Shifting, studying! As a kid, what were your dreams? How have they

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Stuff I wish someone told me before starting college..

As my best friend graduates from Maynooth University today, I’m sitting thinking back on my own college experience. The transition from school to college is something we don’t prepare for, we are thrown in at the deep end and told to figure it out. My 3 years in Maynooth weren’t all bad, I made friends

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When exams don’t suit you? Try another way: By Alex

It’s fair to say the morning I received my leaving cert results was close to, if not, the worst day of my life. Along with the usual anxiety that everyone experiences that morning, my day got progressively worse once I opened the envelope to find that I had earned just 210 points. This was nowhere

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Galway girl denied All Ireland tickets, for being a girl

Yesterday, in an epic battle, Galway claimed their first senior All-Ireland title in 29 years. Cathríona Heffernan (18) is a proud Galway fan, who has attended many of the matches with her Grandad, a proud Waterford man. She also runs the @galwaygaa account on Instagram, which currently has over 16k followers. Cathríona also happens to

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So you think Science is boring?

If there was ever a super-lady to be flying the flag for young scientists it is this one right here. Dr Claire Murray (Yes –  Doctor!) recently spoke at a Women in Research event that I was a part of and I have to say I was blown away! As a person who knows nothing

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Why Princess Diana was a Badass

Today marks 20 years since the death of Princess Diana, mother of Princes William and Harry. Diana was beloved by everyone who ever met her. Marrying into the most famous family on the world was a huge challenge for her and while she tried to conform, every now and again, the cheeky smile would emerge

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Why we’ll all be reading ‘Ciara’s Diary’

‘If Maniac 2000 was the soundtrack to your teenage years, the hilarious Ciara’s Diary will take you back to those epic days!’ – Mark McCabe We are super, duper excited about this book. Ciara’s Diary is the page turning account of a young girl growing (and groaning) up in in Connemara at the turn of

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Staying safe: The basics.

New research carried out by the University of York and The Children’s Society has found that one in three girls is afraid of being followed by a stranger. The report shows that fear of crime is the biggest issue for 10-17 year olds, with the majority of girls naming stranger danger, and boys fearing physical assault.

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The More Women Campaign: By Katie

“Women for Election, a non-partisan, not-for-profit organisation whose vision is of an Ireland with balanced participation of women and men in political life.  Our mission is to inspire and equip women to succeed in politics. We do this by training women to enter public life, giving them practical skills and tools to help them navigate

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How to make friends at your new school

So you’re all set, oversized jumper  and fluffy pencil case at the ready. You’ve been waiting all summer for this moment. You push away your sobbing Ma at the gate and in you go. Lets do this. If you’re starting a new school this week it can be a little scary, learning new rules, meeting

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Letter to my 18 year old self: By Kat

Dear 18 Year Old Kat, Everything got better. You’ll discover many things in your final year of secondary school. You’ll drink for the first time, kiss people, go to house parties and spend Saturdays wandering around the city. You’ll also fight with people, and fail class tests and feel low, but I promise it get’s

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Even Wonder Woman gets body shamed 😠

What a Gal. Wonder Woman was a game changer for superhero movies, and we all gave a mighty bualadh bos when we saw a woman be her own hero, instead of fawning mercilessly and waiting for her prince to come. This makes it all the more annoying to hear that Gal Gadot was body shamed

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Guest Post: Depression is not a fashion statement

From Johnny Depp and Kurt Cobain to Emma Stone and Ellie Goudling, people are dealing with mental illnesses. Mental illness isn’t new, it didn’t develop last week and spread rapidly like the plague. It’s been there since the beginning of time people just weren’t allowed to say anything about it. Anxiety can affect anyone even

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Do you look like your selfie?

Selfie culture has taken over our lives, and we all have to admit that sometimes that candid photo we just shared took 362 takes from 578 angles with 11 different filters. Look, there’s no harm in wanting to put your best side out. As long as we keep some form of perspective, and as long

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