MASSIVE NEWS! We wrote a lil book!!!

We are SO excited to finally share our latest news. Are you ready! For the past few months we’ve been working on the cutest little book called “The Survival Handbook for Girls”. This book is has been lovingly put together by our entire team and beautifully illustrated by our friends at Vitamin Creative. The book

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Sixth Year And Me – By Libby

Before I clamber up onto my very high horse and tell you all how you should be living your life, let me first give you my brief educational history. As a Harry Potter fan, I literally thought that I was Hermione Granger going into first year, so I studied like hell all that year. But

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Anxiety in men - The Shona Project

Anxiety, CBT and Me: A Lads Point of View

This is an article very close to us here at The Shona Project. Anxiety is a real issue, even now more than ever. The brave chap, that is going to share his story with us, just happens to be our founder’s son. Have a read, we promise you won’t regret it. Your mind is an

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Things We Can and Can’t Control

Wanting to have the ability to predict and control the future is something we all try to hold on to. Sometimes, we just want to be able to control every single thing so we know what to expect. We also like to exist in the comfort zone. It’s so warm and cozy in there! But

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What is the Discord image leak? By Daisy

We’ve all seen and heard the outrage on social media this week about thousands of leaked photos of Irish females. It has once again highlighted the need for more education around consent, respect and confidentiality. Daisy has been following online, here’s what you need to know…. So… What’s Going On?? Basically, a big file was

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My Favourite Female-Led Movies – By Aoife

Anyone who knows me can tell you that I am a big fan of movies. I helped run my secondary school’s film club for some time, and I have a place to study film at university next year. I love watching movies, chatting about them, and listening to other people’s analyses. Most of all, though,

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Shona Meets: Jessie Griffin, Creator of One Piece Missing

Here at The Shona Project, we are lucky to have an amazing ambassador group with some seriously talented ladies. Our newest member is Jessie Griffin, the creator of One Piece Missing. Now, when we say this girl has talent, we mean it! We had a chat with her and well, everyone, please meet Jessie Griffin.

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Understanding Eating Disorders Workshop

“Understanding Eating Disorders” A workshop hosted by Sarah Doyle & Steph Golds in association with The Shona Project   Eating disorders are complex issues that affect many people. They can be quite difficult to understand, both for the people who experience them, and the people who care about those who experience them. At this workshop

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It’s All About Perspective

Perspective is a funny thing. It’s crazy how everyone has a different view of the world around us. What we have found through growing up is that, if you think negative, you see the world in a bad light. Nothing goes right and everyone and anything is wrong. But, if you think positively, the world

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I Finally Understand Myself – by Izzy

Many of you may know Izzy. She is a talented and gorgeous young woman who we are so lucky to call a Shona ambassador. Well, she shared something with us recently and wrote this piece. She also wanted to share it with all of you. So, take it away Izzy…   I was diagnosed with

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Ireland's newest TikTok Challenge

Ireland’s Newest TikTok Challenge – Shine4Shona

  Have we got news for you! We think it’s about time that The Shona Project gets with the times, joins TikTok, and creates Ireland’s Newest TikTok Challenge, do you agree? We can’t let Jason Derulo and our very own ambassador, Ruth Codd have all the fun! To celebrate our new TikTok channel (you can

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Even When It All Gets Too Much, Please Stay

Steph has something a little different for everyone this week. It’s a tough one, so mind yourself while reading it. But sometimes important messages are tough to hear. It’s not her typical Ask Steph piece. This is especially for when it all gets too much. She’s written a story and she’d like you to read

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Unfiltered and Unedited – Times Celebs Got Real With Us

It’s kind of a known thing that when celebs or magazines share pictures online, they are so beyond edited, sometimes we just have to laugh. Well, we actually have come across a lot of celebs calling out edited pictures or posting REAL and NORMAL pictures of themselves and we just had to share them with

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What 2020 Has Taught Our Ambassadors

So 2020 is something we thought could only exist in a movie. Australia caught on fire, we lost NBA legend Kobe Bryant, his daughter and friends in a helicopter crash, there was a huge explosion in Beirut that caused over 200 deaths and a massive amount of devastation and not to forget, to top off the

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Nude Earrings Are The Thing You Didn’t Know You Needed – By Izzy

Sexual empowerment comes in many different forms. For Kia of ‘earringsbykia’ on Instagram, empowerment of this kind comes in nude earring. That is right: earrings of your very own nudes, dangling for all the world to see. I interviewed Kia to find out more about her business and her principles.   How did this unique

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Ask Steph: You’re Not Alone In Lockdown 2.0

Feeling the anxiety peak again? We’re not surprised. Girl, oh girl. 2020 has showed up! It has put on one helluva performance. When kids are doing history in 2055, history class will be interesting! And unbelievable. Lockdown 2.0 doesn’t feel the same as the first one. Firstly, the weather is a little different this time

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Think You Couldn’t Respect Jacinda Ardern Anymore? Read This!

Jacinda Ardern, the Prime Minister of New Zealand is an icon for female leadership. Jacinda is the second-ever female state leader to have a baby in office, and the first world leader to bring a baby to the UN general assembly. She has also eradicated Covid from her country. What a legend! And it doesn’t

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Ask Steph: Lockdown Has Me Feeling Really Lonely

Hi Steph, I’ve been feeling really lonely lately. I have a few friends that live near me but with lockdown again, I only get to see them at school. I have them on Snapchat but I still feel lonely. I’m in 4th year and I’m 16. I live at home with my mam. I’m an

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Sustainable Fashion with Abigail and Thriftify

Our very own sustainable fashion queen, Abigail McDonnell – better known as @alittlegail – has been good enough to share a little about her own sustainable fashion journey with us but get this! She is also going to tell us about this amazing Irish business Thriftify. This business is making sustainable fashion a whole lot

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