SHINE Festival 2021

Hold on to your hats people!!  Are you ready for our BIGGEST EVER ANNOUNCEMENT!!!   Shona fans will know that we love nothing more than to put on a big event! For us, it doesn’t get much better than bringing as many girls and as many inspiring women into one room as we possibly can!

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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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How To Enjoy Shine Festival

Its the final countdown people! In just 2 days, we will be joined by almost 100 speakers and nearly 40,000 attendees for the biggest, most kick-ass gathering of Irish Women ever! We’ve been working hard to build a festival that covers every possible topic that would interest or concern our attendees. We have also taken care

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5 Reasons you can’t sleep

Ah, Bed. Everyone’s favourite place to be. We sometimes forget how important a decent night’s sleep is in order for us to get through the day; mentally, physically, and emotionally. Lack of sleep has a direct effect on your hormone levels, moods, weight, concentration, and ability to deal with it all. And yet, the struggle

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10 Things us girls need to stop shaming each other about

Us girls are divils for judging each other. Instead of embracing our differences, we constantly compete to be the prettiest, the smartest, the most popular, the most athletic, the skinniest. When we look in the mirror, we always look at our faults, and therefore, looking for faults in others makes us feel better about ourselves.

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Eating Disorder Awareness Week With Megan

It’s Eating Disorder Awareness Week, and I thought I’d write something about where I stand now in relation to my recovery from anorexia, something I’ve been writing about for Shona for the past 4 years. I used to post and share a lot on social media about eating disorder recovery and my experience with anorexia

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Guest Post: How To Cope With Cyberbullies

What people say about you is none of your business Sometimes we can get very upset about what someone has said about us or called us. But we don’t need to. If someone calls you a name behind your back or on social media this should always be taken with a pinch of salt, as

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Shona Heroes – Serena Williams

Here at The Shona Project, we have a list as long as your arm of all the amazing women around the world that we consider our heroes. We’ve decided to dedicate the next few Fridays to some of these women. We’ll tell you all about them but most importantly, we’ll tell you why we love

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Things I Wish You Knew About Me, An Autistic Girl

 Disclaimer: This article is based on personal experiences. I speak only about my own experiences, the experiences of others may differ.  I have always been different. Different enough that it was noticeable, but not so different that people felt bad about treating me poorly. While most teenagers and young adults have trouble with relationships, school,

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How Not To Help A Friend Who Is Feeling Down

We don’t know about you but we think a lot of people are feeling a bit down lately. Between not being able to see friends and family, the stress of this never-ending lockdown, and the typical Irish winter that just doesn’t seem to want to give us a break! But guess what? It is totally

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Feminism And Me – By Chloe

I want to start by asking you some questions. 1. What do you think feminism is? 2. What does it mean to you? 3. Do you know any feminists? 4. Would you call yourself a feminist?  If I was to answer these questions when I was 13, my answers would be very different to what

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Shona Heroes – Kamala Harris

Here at The Shona Project, we have a list as long as your arm of all the amazing women around the world that we consider our heroes. We’ve decided to dedicate the next few Friday’s to some of these women. We’ll tell you all about them but most importantly, we’ll tell you why we love

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5 Self-Defence Moves Every Girl Should Know

We’ve all seen the clip from Miss Congeniality where Gracie Harte played by Sandra Bullock takes us through the self-defence technique ‘SING’. We hold our hands up and we admit to giggling at the scene as Gracie throws her partner around the stage during the demonstration. But how important is it for young women to

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Happy Galentine’s Day!

February, the month of love and chocolates, and apparently, the month of made-up holidays! Move over Valentine’s day, there’s a new ‘fake’ holiday in town and it’s called Galentine’s Day! While Valentines Day, February 14th, is a lovely way to celebrate your other half, in recent years this new phenomenon has come along that encourages

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Shona Heroes – Madonna

Here at The Shona Project, we have a list as long as your arm of all the amazing women around the world that we consider our heroes. We’ve decided to dedicate the next few Friday’s to some of these women. We’ll tell you all about them but most importantly, we’ll tell you why we love

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President Michael D. Higgins Has A Message For You

Today marks the United Nations International Day of Women and Girls in Science and President Michael D. Higgins has a very special message to share with you.  Áras an Uachtaráin · International Day For Women And Girls In Science – President Michael D. Higgins   We’ll give you a summary of his lovely message…   

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I’m Not Ok And That’s Ok – By Emma

I’ll be honest, I’ve written, deleted, and rewritten this article about 5 times now and I still don’t quite know what to say. I don’t know what to tell you, a stranger on the internet who kindly clicked on this article, other than I’m struggling right now and I have been for a while. I’ll

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How To Deal With Being Ghosted

We’ve all been there, spending weeks, months, and sometimes even years texting someone and then all of a sudden ..BOOM.. nothing.. nada. It’s like the person never existed. They’ve literally become a ghost. And it hurts. It’s so hard to process this situation as it usually happens suddenly and unexpectedly. A lot of the time

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Overcoming Anxiety – Tara’s Story

Tara got in touch with us a little while ago and wanted to share her story of overcoming anxiety. We think she is very brave and strong and tells her story beautifully. So Tara, take it away… Oddly enough, buses are one of the things that truly remind me how far I have come. I

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