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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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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Louise McSharry: ultimate girl crush

In case you don’t already know, DJ, author and all round legend Louise McSharry is the dream best friend you didn’t know you needed. If you follow her on Instagram, you already feel like you know her. You’ve seen her funny, confident and oh so glamourous but you’ve also seen her sweaty, sleep deprived and

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Katie McGloin: Teen Entrepreneur of the year

Enterprise ˈɛntəprʌɪz/ Noun 1. · a project or undertaking, especially a bold or complex one.   My experience with enterprise began in my first year of secondary school. When I arrived in Magh Éne College, we began ‘tasters’ of subjects that we had the option of undertaking as part of our Junior Certificate curriculum. I

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Periods around the world

Earlier this week, the brilliant Womens Podcast did a great episode about periods, with Dr. Ciara Kelly. Up until we heard it, we thought that it was  illegal to talk about periods and vaginas out loud and in public. Is it not true that should you do so you will burst into flames and have

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Always have Nailed their new campaign

When it comes to marketing, so many brands these days are throwing empty cliches at young people in a bid to sell them stuff they don’t need. This is why this new ad from Always (which we all need) has absolutely nailed it when it comes to spreading a really powerful message. The mission is

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Guest Post: How to Challenge society.

It’s been an amazing experience being involved with Kick Like a Girl but we’re nowhere near done yet. For anyone who hasn’t heard of Kick Like a Girl, we’re a group of 16 year old girls from South Dublin. Our aim is to promote ladies Gaelic football and Camogie and encourage young girls to start

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6 Legends who failed at education but succeeded at life

“Never let schooling interfere with the tech startup you’re running out of your bedroom.” – Marie Curie Okay, fair enough, she never said that, but she may or may not have been thinking it. Its true though, when it comes to learning, and becoming your best self, formal education is not always the best way

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Whats the craic with Taylor Swift this week?

Love her or not, Taylor Swift has become a hero for women everywhere this week with her handling of the recent alleged groping case that was brought against her by Colorado disc jockey David Mueller. The alleged incident happened at a meet-and-greet for fans. Mueller and his girlfriend, Shannon Melcher posed for a photo with Taylor

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Is your phone ruining your life?

According to the real smart science people, our generation is on the verge of a mental-health crisis. If we’re honest, we can all sense it, people, and especially girls, are struggling.  A recent study by Jean M Twenge published in The Atlantic  really gave us something to think about. Its a long read, so here’s the

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Dude has opinion about women in sport… Yawn.

Yesterday, as the Womens Rugby World Cup kicked off in Dublin, former Ireland International David Corkery shared some opinions on his Facebook page about whether or not women should play the sport in the first place. In the very long post (read it below) David raised some concerns which he acknowledged would probably bring some

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Great Start for Ireland in Women’s Rugby World Cup

Ireland 19- Australia 17 Our women got off to a great start last night in the Rugby World cup, beating Australia by two points. The team have played only 5 games in the past 3 years, but every single player on our squad worked hard tirelessly and constantly for the entire game, proving to the

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Chloe Moretz on Body Shaming

Chloe Grace Moretz has been on our screens since the age of 7, appearing in movies such as Kick Ass, Hugo and Carrie, so its not really surprising to see her listed in Variety’s 2017 Power of Young Hollywood issue. Still though, it seems that no matter how high up the ladder you climb as

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Guest Post: How to catch the travel bug

I go wherever the wind takes me. At least that’s what I tell people when they ask me why I left New Zealand and came to Ireland. New Zealand is an amazing place. Beautiful, with an endless array of awesome, extreme things to do (think bungee jumping and zorbing – both invented in New Zealand).

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WHO RUN THE WORLD? (UM…)

There’s been a lot of talk this week about gender gaps. The Global Gender Gap Report 2016 is basically a big leaderboard for countries, comparing how equally they treat men and women across things like income, political power, health and education. We downloaded it to find out the facts… …we quickly discovered there were 384 pages

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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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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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