Kate Winslet calls out Body Shamers… Again.

Kate Winslet didn’t hold back yesterday at the 2017 WE day in London yesterday when it comes to body shaming. She showed that even Oscar winners have to battle demons, ignore haters and believe in themselves when others think they have no potential. “I was always comparing myself to others, I was bullied at school,”

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Need a pep talk? We got you covered…

We don’t let many boys hang out here at shona.ie, but in this case we’re making an exception. Meet your new idol, Kid President. Need a pep talk? KP has possibly the best pep talk ever given. Kid President has interviewed President Obama, kissed Beyoncé, launched his own TV show and his book, Kid President’s Guide to

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The amazing story of Yeonmi Park

North Korea is one of the world’s most repressed countries. Ruled by Kim Jong-Un, all basic freedoms are severely restricted. A 2014 a UN Commission of Inquiry found that abuses in North Korea include extermination, murder, enslavement, torture, imprisonment, rape, forced abortions, and other sexual violence. North Korea operates secretive prison camps where perceived opponents of

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All of the Badassess…….

Need some inspiration of a Wednesday? Check out these ladies who gave zero f**ks what society wanted them to be, and danced to their own tune, and then go dance to yours (as long as its Beyonce). Afghan women in a record store in Kabul before the Taliban seized power in the 1950’s. Aviator Amelia

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Tracey Ulmans sexism skit wins the internet today.

Tracey Ullman has been making people laugh for decades. But in her new show on BBC, she really highlights how ridiculous and frustrating people’s attitudes to sexual assault victims can be. In the video, she plays a detective who applies the same line of questioning often used for assault victims to a man who has

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What Does Depression Look like?

People who suffer from depression often find it hard to verbalise or explain how they feel. Sometimes, a picture can tell a thousand words. Janelia Moud has been working on a project called “A Girl Called Meloncholy- A story of Depression” in which she uses images of a character with no face to explain the

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Some thoughts on International Women’s Day

Today is International Women’s Day all over the world. On this day we celebrate the achievements of women, especially those who have contributed to making the world a better place for all of us. We have come a long way, but there is still a long way to go. We all have a part to

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Beta’s Brilliant Book of Badasses

Beta Bajgart is a super talented photographer. On Wednesday next she launches her new book “A Womans Work” a set of portraits of beautiful, imaginative and strong women in creative, unusual and usually male professions; including a champion chess player, a mechanic, a pilot, a boxer, a blacksmith, and electrician, a pilot, a fire fighter,

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All our favourite Dr. Seuss quotes in honour of his birthday

Pretty much all of us grew up reading Dr. Seuss. But now that we’re a little older, we can really appreciate how much wisdom that little cat with his hat actually shared. Today would have been Dr S’s 112th birthday, and to celebrate we’re sharing all his best quotes in the one go. Enjoy x

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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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we are launching our youth council! Woop woop!

We are super excited to tell you all about our new youth council, the real MVP’s of our gorgeous girl gang. The Shona Project is for girls, about girls and by girls, so its really important to us to make sure that everything we do is for you our lovely readers. So, with this in

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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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Squad goals: Emma Watson

Emma Watson is the best friend/ big sister you need in your life. We first saw her as a wee scrap of a thing in Harry Potter, but since then she has used her fame as a platform to create change, spread love and put positivity into the world. In 2014, Emma visited Bangladesh and Zambia,

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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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Anti-drug video made by Irish Kids goes viral

This amazing video about the dangers of drugs has become a viral hit, and has been viewed hundreds of thousands of times in the last few days. Made by Newtown Abbey Arts and Cultural Drama group, it opens with some flashes of media headlines, before showing two teenage girls starting out a fun night that

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