Dr Sharon gives the low down on Body hair.

Firstly its normal to have hair everywhere. We all have a fine layer of hair covering our whole body. Some women have very dark hair all over as normal because of their genetic make up. If they have very dark hair and brown eyes this is more likely.All girls in their teens have a small amount

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Wanna be a model? Read this first…

Do you dream of life as model? Do you have your pony walk and your ‘smize’ down pat? Good for you, you fabulous creature. But do you know the full story? Life is not all freebies and parties with Kendal and Gigi. Once you look beyond the parts of fashion week that we are allowed to

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4 Self Defence Moves you will hopefully never need

In 1995, Trish Hoffman joined the Police Department in Albuquerque after ending an abusive relationship. During the relationship she had filed numerous police reports that had not been followed up on, so she wanted to help other women in similar situations. She now runs a nonprofit called Women Against Crime, which provides free self defence

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#thisgirlcan

This new ad by Sport England is a joy to behold as it celebrates women of all shapes and sizes who sweat and jiggle and wobble and laugh with red sweaty faces full of joy. The ad aims to help women overcome the fear of judgement that is stopping too many women and girls from joining in.

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Its never just about bathrooms: By Alexandra

This article was going to be one of the happier ones. I planned to return after a five-month absence with the news that I’d started on estrogen patches and was finally moving forward with my medical transition after a long road getting there. Then something far more important for our community happened. The tangerine whinge

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There’s a transgender doll, and its fabulous!

Jazz Jennings is one of the youngest ever people to be documented as transgender (according to the New York Times). Although she was born male, she has always identified as female, and now she has her own doll, which is all kinds of amazing. “I consider myself to just be a normal, teenage girl so…the doll

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Author Eimear Ryan on Playing Sport Like a Girl

Team sport does something to a girl. You get to think about your body in terms of what it can do, rather than how it looks. You become more engine than ornament. It is the only context in which I have ever been praised for aggression. It teaches you to be commanding, to take your

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Why size really aint nuthin’ but a number

Did you ever go clothes shopping and find something that you really love? Its perfect, makes everything look fabulous and is a bargain at 50% off. Amazing! But, your usual size doesn’t fit, and rather than buy the next size up, you leave it behind, because you just won’t go there. Some of us even have

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The amazing consent campaign founded by 5th year students..

Fourteen 5th years students from Kells, have started an amazing campaign to drive the discussion about consent in Ireland. The project started in September of 2015 as part of a Transition Year module, Young Social Innovators, which is a national competition giving young people the platform to create social change and raise awareness around topics they feel

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Oh Sugar, why can’t I quit you?

Not sure about you but we love sugar. Cookies, chocolate, jellies, cupcakes, cake cakes, donuts, you name it we love it. So, we asked nutritionist Bex to explain why we can’t quit this beautiful relationship. Sugar has one job, to give our bodies energy. That is it.  It gives us the physical energy to get

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Sinead Kane…. Wow…. Just Wow…

So what are you up to this weekend? Here at Shona, we plan to have a nice lie in, watch some Netflix (okay, a lot of Netflix) and maybe go for a bit of an oul stroll if the rain holds off. On Saturday, Sinead Kane will be preparing to run a Marathon in the Antarctic. That’s

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9-year-old trans girl makes history with National Geographic cover

We devoted our entire January 2017 Special Issue to an exploration of gender—get it now on iOS: https://t.co/Gp06vqjZBg #GenderRevolution pic.twitter.com/vtWWukVEtg — National Geographic (@NatGeo) December 16, 2016 This is 9-year-old Avery Jackson,  a beautiful young lady who has shared the story of her transition with us on youtube. Appearing on this months National Geographic, she says, “The best

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10 Questions with Zoe Ashe Browne, Ballerina

So many of us girls dreamed of growing up to be a ballerina when we were tiny. For many of us, it wasn’t even about the dancing, it was purely the tutu. Little did we know that ballerina’s at the top of their game live the lives of athletes, making huge sacrifices, often far from their

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An Open Letter from Serena Williams.

To all incredible women who strive for excellence, When I was growing up, I had a dream. I’m sure you did, too. My dream wasn’t like that of an average kid, my dream was to be the best tennis player in the world. Not the best “female” tennis player in the world. I was fortunate to

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