Are you being bullied? Heres what we want you to know.

Yesterday we shared a post by a girl who realised as a woman that she had bullied another girl in school to the brink of suicide. This seemed to strike a cord, and we received a few messages from girls who were going through a really hard time and wanted to tell us about it. If you

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I was the school bully, and had no idea.

We came across this story on www.viralwomen.com and thought we would share it because so many of us can identify with it. There’s a bit of a bully in all of us, although its a label nobody wants. I hated school, I never felt like I belonged, and I had no idea where I fit

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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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New year, New you? Nah, the old one just needs tweaking..

So 2016 was good for some, bad for others. Whatever way you look at it, it was an eventful year, and one that will bring big changes for 2017. But what about you? Have you made new years resolutions? Betcha did. Gonna cut back on Social Media? Get 600 points in your exams? Loose half

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Guest Post: Be yourself, everyone else is Taken! by Sophie Kane

Sophie Kane is a very promising young writer who has written for the National Women’s Council and the Journal amongst others. Here, she writes about how when you be yourself, yourself can be anything! Thanks Sophie. x In Ireland today we face so many obstacles, a homeless crisis, a woman’s right to her reproductive health ,

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How to Cope with Frenemies

Here’s the thing. Us girls spend many years changing and growing, moving from one group to another and identifying more with some at different stages because we like to hang out with those who are similar to us. Our personalities change over time, and we will go through phases where our friendships are just plain

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Squad Goals: Eleanor Roosevelt

Before Michelle Obama, there was only ever one first lady worth talking about. Jackie Kennedy may have had the style and grace but Eleanor Roosevelt has the chutzpah (an old term for swag). In 1905 Eleanor married Franklin D Roosevelt who became president in 1932. She was a renowned suffragette. She used her platform to

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What does high functioning anxiety look like?

Its hard to describe, like explaining the colour yellow to someone who is  blind. One of our readers sent us this video which pefectly sums up what anxiety feels like High-functioning anxiety looks like… Achievement. Busyness. Perfectionism. When it sneaks out, it transforms into nervous habits. Nail biting. Foot tapping. Running my fingers through my

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Read Albert Einsteins letter to his daughter about LOVE

Albert Einstein was very smart. This we know. But we didn’t know he was such an awesome Dad. In the 80’s, his daughter Lieserl, donated 1,400 letters to the Hebew University, on the understanding that they were not to be released until 20 years after his death. In this one, he explains his theory on

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Guest Post: What I wish I could tell my 15 year old self

Fiona writes one of the most honest bogs you will ever read. At www.sunnyspellsandscatteredshowers.org she describes her ongoing struggle with borderline personality disorder and depression. Sometimes she will rip your heart out with her words, and others she will make you marvel at her resilience and her unbelievable ability to get back up, and start again.

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Today We Rise….

This video really sums up what The Shona Project is all about. We aim to help, inspire and empower girls to dream big, and to have the strength, determination and resilience to achieve those dreams. As Eleanor Rosevelt,  our favourite first lady (pre-Michelle, obvs) once said “No one can make you feel inferior without your

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Hey! Lets start a Book Club!

One of our readers sent us a link this week to this amazing Ted Talk by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie. Inspired by her talk we did more research and found out that Chimamanda has written a book, also called “We Should all be Feminists”. This teeny tiny book has been deemed required reading in Sweden, and

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Guest Post: Shouldn’t I Have my Life Figured Out by Now???

I’ve known myself for 20 years and 8 months now, a pretty long time to get to know someone. At this stage I should know myself inside out and upside down, right…? Turns out getting to know yourself is actually really hard. We see our own reflection almost every single day, but I still don’t

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Do you Suffer from Womanhood?

Do you struggle to be taken seriously? Do you sometimes feel like you’re being ignored? You may be suffering from womanhood. Its a common complaint. 50% of our population has it! Okay, this is funny. True, but also funny. Scary, but still a little bit funny. This video by Funny or Die takes the mick

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Squad Goals: Alanis Morisette

Are you pissed off? Do you hate your parents? Did a boy break your heart? Our gift to you today is Jagged Little Pill by Alanis Morisette. In 1995, girls were cute, sparkly and spoke in high pitched voices about boys and fashion. Those who didn’t were kept in dark places away from daylight as society

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To the Marino Girls

Hi Girls, I was so happy to spend time with you all today. You all reminded me a lot of myself at age 14-15.  I could tell that most of you are dealing with challenges, and that you all know that life can be hard. We had a lovely moment when one girl decided to

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