Celebrate your Thunder Thighs

Its getting hot out there, which means its around that time when those of us with an inch to pinch usually feel obliged to cover up our jiggly bits and sweat rather than offend anyone with our wobbles. Well no more. Miss Eaves has released a song called “Thunder Thighs” in which she says we need

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Love Letters to the LGBTQ Community

This month, to celebrate pride month in the US, Billboard magazine have invited loads of famous people to write open letters to the community to express support as part of the publication’s 30 Days Of Pride celebration that began Thursday. The collection features beautiful words from everyone from Elton John, Sia, Selena Gomez, Lea Michelle

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“Why am I Not Good Enough” says all of us…

  Earlier this week, Olivia Vella, stunned her entire class with her end-of-year poem , in which she asked “Why am I not Good Enough”. That very question not only rings true for her classmates, but obviously for many of us as her video has been watched 20 million times in the last few days.

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Really Hollywood?

Hey Hollywood! What’s going on with this nonsense? All hell broke out in Cannes this week when this poster for “Red Shoes and the 7 Dwarfs” was launched, showing a slightly curvier “no longer beautiful” version of Snow White next to an anatomically impossible, completely unrealistic cartoon queen. If that doesn’t make you angry enough, take

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When Talent, Timing and Luck Collide

In spring last year, Maggie Rogers turned up for her music class at the The Clive Davis Institute of Recorded Music with the song she was told to prepare as an assignment. She was not aware that music superstar Pharrell would be there, and would be critiquing the entire class on their work. Looking at

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Why can’t we talk about periods???

Oh.. are we not supposed to go there? Would you prefer we hadn’t brought it up? Aunt Flo, shark week, red ribbon, things, yolks, crimson wave, time of the month, women’s trouble, flowers, the painters. Here is a helpful list of about 1,000 alternative words you can use. Because its a well known fact that if

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How to ace those exams…

The sun is out, which means the LC and  the JC are just around the corner. Soon the churches will be filled with candles lit by Grannies whilst Mammies stuff their offspring with endless cups of tea and toasted sandwiches. Its stressful, there’s no getting around that. We know how it feels to be afraid

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How to survive starting College: By Abigail

Personally, I was terrified about leaving secondary school and starting college. I was scared of change. I liked my life the way it was and I was happy enough for it to stay the same. Looking back now, I wish I hadn’t have been so scared about it all because I am so happy with

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Helen Mirren’s “Top 5 Rules for a Happy Life”

Earlier this week we shared Ellen’s brilliant commencement speech from Tulane University, New Orleans. This week, Helen Mirren, another girl crush (we have many), shared her funny but wise wisdom with the grads. First up, Helen shared her”Helen’s Top 5 Rules for a Happy Life”…. Rule number one: Don’t need to rush to get married. I

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France Passes Model Health Law

A law has been passed in France which bans the use of unhealthily thin models. Fashion agencies that are discovered using models with a BMI under 18, which is approximately 121 pounds for a 5 ft., 7 in. model, could face up to six months of jail time and a fine of €75,000. Models will need

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An update from one of our favourite writers

Last year we shared the most amazing letter from Miss J. It really blew our socks off. Well, shes been back in touch, and she’s doing amazing. So here she is with an update…. Dear Shona, It’s me again! I should be more specific, given that you probably just stole a hasty glance at my

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Want a Job? This might help…

Looking for a part time job? Not sure how to go about it? Accenture have you covered, as they have just released a free online academy to give 15-24 year old’s the skills and confidence you need to go grab that job. It uses virtual coaches, and simulations to provide training in lots of modules

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BIG NEWS!! GIRLFEST THE SHOW IS COMING!!

This summer, we are delighted to partner again with ‘The Place of Dance & Performing Arts’ to  present ” Girlfest 2017 ” “ Girlfest’ is a celebration of everything it means to be a girl in all our beautiful uniqueness. It highlights the importance of dance and music in our lives and how it enhances

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“As I began to love myself” By Charlie Chaplin

As I began to love myself I found that anguish and emotional suffering are only warning signs that I was living against my own truth. Today, I know, this is “AUTHENTICITY”. As I began to love myself I understood how much it can offend somebody As I try to force my desires on this person,

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How Ellen had to lose everything to find herself.

If you’re looking for inspiration or a good pep talk before an exam, job interview or any big event in your life, just look up “best commencement speeches” on Youtube. While in Ireland, you go to your graduation to hear the college president or school principal recite the same “good luck, now off you go, don’t

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When Sophie hung out with Girls rock Dublin

Empowering girls to be the best versions of themselves is a vital part of the Girls Rock Dublin ethos. I met the team one sunny afternoon and came away feeling inspired and hopeful for what was to come. Girls Rock Dublin is part of a global movement, Girls Rock Camp that originally began in 2001

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Bitch Falcon, pussycats really….

God only knows where Bitch Falcon are at the moment, Toronto? London? This crowd are busy. One things for sure, where ever they are, you will hear them before you see them because this crew are LOUD! Lizzie Fitzpatrick (guitar & vocals), Naomi Macleod (bass), and Nigel Kenny (drums) don’t mess around when it comes to noise.

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Time to meet another Youth Ambassador: Here’s Megan!

Don’t let Megan Fool you. She may seem quiet and reserved, but Megan is tough as nails, as any survivor has learned how to be. Megan has been honest and open about her battle with anorexia, and was generous enough to share her story with us, so we can better understand how this disease takes

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