Why Representation Matters, A Twitter Thread

We’ve never done this before. This post is literally just a series of tweets, which should apply to every minority, no matter what your race, sexuality, or gender. Representation matters. Kimberly says it all just perfectly…. You’re 8 years old. Your 3rd grade class orders chinese food & your father delivers it. You are so

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Aretha Franklin’s Most Iconic Moments

Oh our hearts are heavy today. Aretha Franklin, The Queen of Soul, passed away yesterday aged 76 after a 60 year career. Aretha was the original diva, and an inspiration to all the baby Divas that followed; Mariah, Whitney, Tina, Celine and all the way up to Ariana. Aretha owned every stage she stood on

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How to Feel More Body Positive

Remind yourself of everything that your body allows you to do. Remember that your body is more than arrangement of skin, but a beautiful machine that will carry you wherever your life takes you. Critique what you see in the media. The beauty industry would have you believe that to be lovable you must slather

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How Are We Doing?

  Yeah we’re so needy! Its true. We really want to make sure that the content we share is good, that we cover the right things, and that you love us as much as we love you. So, if you could spare 5 minutes to complete 10 simple questions related to our level of cuteness,

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Female Scientists Start a Movement ⚛️

You guys all know our Head of Science and Gifs, Dr Claire Murray? Claire is currently based in the UK where she does amazing and fascinating work, whist finding time to encourage girls back here in Ireland to pursue the science and technology subjects. Last week, along with her friend and fellow scientist Dr Jess Wade, (who

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Emma Murphy Joins the Shona Team

The Shona Project are delighted to welcome Emma Murphy to our team. Emma was catapulted into the spotlight in 2015 when she shared a video on Facebook speaking out about domestic violence. The video has been watched 7 million times on Facebook and 900 thousand times on Youtube. Emma has put the incident behind her,

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Girl Crush…. Mary Robinson

Mary Robinson is a national treasure. She became Ireland’s first ever female President in 1990, back in the days when our country was run almost exclusively by greying men in suits. She smashed through that glass ceiling and left a big gaping hole for the rest of us to clamor through, not just in the

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Are You Burnt Out?

Hey! Are you wrecked? Shattered? Knackered? You could be totally burnt out from overload of doing, thinking and feeling too much. Burn out happens when your life becomes a hamster wheel and you don’t know how to get off. It can happen when you’re studying, working, training or partying really hard, and you don’t allow

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Why Am I So Socially Allergic? By Abigail

I’ve always struggled to explain what sort of personality I have. When I’m out in groups of friends or family I feel like an extrovert, I can be loud and chatty and funny (if I do say so myself), I feel comfortable in large groups and I do enjoy going out and having fun. However

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Okay Kardashians. Enough now.

Okay Look. We are not in the business of judging other women. Honestly. It goes against everything we stand for. We believe that every single woman should express and empower herself whoever she wants. Wear as little or as much as you want. Wear loads of make up or no make up. Party hard or go to

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Who is The New Penneys (Primark) Girl?

Earlier this week, Primark shared an photo of a beautiful model wearing some items from their Autumn range. The photo was an instant hit with over 114 thousand likes and thousands of positive comments. Why was this photo so popular? Because it features Kelly Knox, a model with a disability. Kelly was born without one

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5 Times Barbie’s Vlog Rocked Our World

When you think of role models for young girls, Barbie is not exactly top of the list. She has long been criticized for her ridiculously unattainable proportions and lack of nipples or other bits. However, these days she’s making a huge effort to be relatable and we’re kind of on board with it. Barbie is

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20 Songs Inspired by Anxiety and Depression

When you don’t have the words to explain how you feel, when you are alone, when you feel like nobody understands…… Music is the go to for so many of us who are going through a hard time, playing it or listening to it, you will always find a musician, singer, or songwriter who once stood

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Whats The Craic With…… Sex Education?

Lets just say it like it is. There’s not one of us on earth who doesn’t have any questions about sex. Even the word itself is usually whispered, giggled or spelled because we if we say the word out loud we’re pretty sure that the four horses of the apocolypse, or worse, our Granny, will

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How to Mend a Broken Heart

Ah love, what a dose. When its good its good, and when its bad it sucks. Bess Myerson said that “to fall in love is awfully simple, but to fall out of love is simply awful.” We’ve all been there Bess, keep the faith. If you’re currently nursing a broken heart, we know how much

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Shona Meets….. Aisling Bea

Aisling Bea is one of Irelands most successful exports. An award winning actress, writer and comedian, she has appeared in Hard Sun, The Fall, Trollied, Live at the Apollo, The Great British Comedy Bake Off, Eight out of Ten Cats, QI and A league of Their Own. Yeah, she a badass. Originally from Kildare, Aisling

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Working Girls: Caoilfhionn Hanton: Street Artist

Last December, the entire country sat to watch the Late Late Toy Show, as is required by our constitution (we’re pretty sure). In between the sassy farmer kids and the Billy Barry kids we were blown away by the amazing street art which was shown in between breaks. That art was the work of Waterford

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Why Shona Supports Coco’s Law

Jackie Fox is the mother of Nicole Fox Fenlon, affectionately known as ‘Coco’. The name stuck when her little cousin couldn’t pronounce ‘Nicole’. Nicole was loved by everyone in her family and they were all extremely close. Her mother’s favourite thing about her was that she always had a giddy, cheeky smile on her face

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