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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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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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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Snapchat just got creepy: How to protect yourself

So if you don’t already know, Snapchat have just introduced ‘Snap Map’ a feature that allow you to see where all your friends are, and what they are doing at any time, even seeing their exact address. Lads, this is weird and will potentially ruin friendships, careers, and even lives because it encourages paranoia and

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5 Must watch movies about women in sport

Twenty five years ago, a movie called ‘A league of Their own,’ starring Tom Hanks, Geena Davis and Madonna was released. It told the story of The Rockford Peaches, a women’s baseball team that competed in a women’s league created during the war, when all the men were away, to keep the baseball leagues from

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11 illustrations of mental health in college

The number of students who are dropping out of college courses due to mental health difficulties has risen in over the past few years. UK Illustrator and student Ella Baron captures the experiences of 11 undergraduates in this remarkable and beautiful illustrations. ‘There’s a claustrophobia about student life; you work and eat and drink and

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Why Maura Took up MMA

Here at TSP, we are always looking for new and interesting stories about Irish women who are trying new things, overcoming challenges, or inspiring others. One of our readers, Louise recently told us about Maura Fay, who has recently taken up MMA fighting. Laura said that she considers Maura to be inspirational, and suggested that

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Ireland’s female DJ’s want YOU!

Just like lots of areas of life, there is a real lack of women making electronic music. Why is this? Do we not like music? Do we not love to dance? Do we feel like we just won’t be good enough? Gash Collective is an organisation of female DJ’s and music makers who are working

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A thorn between the roses: By Nic

As some of you may know this year I ran for the Cork Rose and it was an almighty experience. I usually never do these kind of things because they generally tend to make me uncomfortable. I love competition but not competing with women. I prefer women empowerment. My main issue is that I am

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Girlfest 2017 Highlights

This weekend, we finally got to share the fabulous Girlfest in Garter Lane Arts Centre, Waterford. The dancers had all been invited to choreograph pieces to express themselves, their personalities and their experiences as girls, growing up in Ireland today. Congratulations to all the girls, and to their fabulous leader and choreographer, Trish Roche. If

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Sinead Burke came to slay!

Sinéad Burke aka Minnie Melange is awesome. We know this. At 3ft5, this PhD student, author and social media goddess can command any room she enters. A massive fashionista, she works very hard to highlight the fact that the fashion industry needs to become more inclusive. Sinéad believes in the power of education to create

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