Study Skills: Making the Most of Your Attention Span

Most people try to study smarter by being more productive. However sometimes trying to be more productive just isn’t enough. You only have a limited attention span you can spend studying each day – here’s a few simple tricks to help you get the most out of it. Your attention span is like an elastic

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6 Kickass Girls from Around The World.

We love hearing about women from all over the world who are winning at life. Here are some that are on our radar at the moment….. Ash Soto Ash has a skin condition called vitiligo, and uses her Instagram account to celebrate her body, and encourage self-love and promote non-traditional types of beauty. “It took me a

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ICYMI: When Your Panic Attacks Have No Chill

This post was originally shared abut 18 months ago. Having worked really hard, spoken to a professional, and with the support of her family and friends, Alannah is now doing really great. She’s in 1st year in college, having loads of fun and loving life, in spite of it all…. Alannah suffers from panic attacks.

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This “This is me” Video is What Your Heart Needs Right Now…

We always assume that the stars have it all figured out. Fearless, confident, talented, gifted, we could never do that, right? We just came across a clip of Keala Settle rehearsing our favourite song from our favourite film of 2018, “The Greatest Showman and proving that if we want to succeed, we need to feel the

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Book Review: The Power, by Naomi Alderman

  The Power by Naomi Alderman is something completely different to what I usually read, because it is completely different to what most of the world reads. It is set in a world in which all the women have the power of being able to control electricity and men cannot. It’s a weird gender reversal.

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5 Ways to Up Your Feminist Game This Year

2017 was an big year for women all over the world. 2018 looks to be even bigger. Its all kicking off big style. Viva la revolution! In the US Trump’s presidency sparked discontent, discussion and protest. Conversations about consent and the language we use around sexual assault are taking place in classrooms, workplaces, and homes.

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Stacey Solomon Continues to Keep it Real

Stacey Solomon is a breath of fresh air, and calls out the media constantly for setting unhealthy and unrealistic standards. She let her body hair grow wild and free for the whole of December, and covered her leg hair in glitter for Christmas, just to snazz things up a bit. Now, in an article for

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Guest Post: Is The Beauty Industry Bad or Good?

The beauty industry gets a bad rap these days. But is it a good or a bad thing? We asked Gemma Fitzpatrick from the Beauty Boudoir to tell us what she thinks. Rather than write a guest post, she preferred to make a Vlog to share her view, and discuss the pro’s and the con’s.

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Megan Spreads her Wings 🕊️🕊️🕊️

Five years ago, Megan was diagnosed with an eating disorder. At the time she was very, very ill, and she faced a long battle to get well again. When we started The Shona Project in 2016, Megan was one of the first to sign up as an ambassador, and has shared her story (Here, here,

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You guys, Oprah just Out Oprah’d Oprah…

SOOOOO much happened at the Golden Globes last night, we can hardly contain ourselves. From the all black “Times Up” dress code, Saoirse winning best actress and ‘E!’ getting called out live on air for the pay gap. In fact, the whole “girl power” atmosphere was on point and sent a powerful message that a change

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SoSue Speaks Out About Online Trolling and Bullying

We’ve all seen it, maybe even been a part of it. Read the comments section of any prominent website, or scroll through twitter for more than 5 minutes and you will see the absolute vitriol that some people think is suitable to post online. We all think that celebrities, bloggers, and anyone who has an

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The “Izzy’s Wheels” girls have hit the big time…

The following post was first shared in November 2016. when both Izzy’s Wheels and The Shona Project were just babies, both inspired by the relationship between two sisters. We are DELIRAH and EXIRAH to hear that the girls will be appearing on The Late Late Show tonight with our friend Ryan. In honour of that,

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Misty Copeland’s letter to her 13 Year Old Self…

As the first ever African American female principle dancer of the American Ballet Theatre, Misty Copland takes her role as a ground breaker and role model very seriously. Watch her move like a literal angel here. Recently, she wrote a letter to her 13 year old self on the topic of beauty for Glamour magazine.

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My Favourite Science Books: By Dr Claire Murray

The hustle and bustle of Christmas can often feel a little overwhelming. Presents to be bought, projects to be finished, people to visit… To be honest at some point it can feel like a bit too much. To make matters worse, once we get through this we can all be a bit harsh on ourselves

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How the #TimesUp Campaign Means Business

Just before Christmas we told of how the “The Silence Breakers” had been named Time Magazine’s Person of the Year, having started to the #metoo campaign that encouraged thousands of women (and men) to demolish the wall of secrecy that existed in a male dominated and badly behaved Hollywood. But this was only the start,

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Your 2018 Manifesto

Happy new year everyone, we hope you had a great Christmas and are now full of energy for another year. We’ve heard lots of talk over the past few days about new years resolutions; losing a few pounds, getting that boyfriend, paying off that loan, studying 87 hours per week. We think these types of

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From All of Us, Merry Christmas 🌟🌟🌟🌟

This will be our last post of 2017, we’re shutting up shop to rest and recharge our batteries after what has been a really amazing year for all of us here at The Shona Project. Over the past 12 months we have spoken to thousands of girls at our workshops, and reached almost 100 thousand through

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A Chat With Dublin Captain Sinead Aherne

  In 2017, Sinead Aherne captained the Dublin football team that claimed all Ireland Victory. In November she picked up her 6th All Star award, making her the most decorated Dublin All-Star recipient in history. In short, shes a badass. At Shona, we are passionate about girls getting and staying involved in sport (sorry to

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