The Wonderkind Pin Design Competition

Do you have a flair for art and design? Do you love celebrating amazing women? Well, we have the perfect competition for you! Our amazing friends at The Wonderkind, are launching a new range of beautiful badges, each featuring an inspiring female designed by one of you! Between now and May 28th, you can express

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The SHONA Writing Competition

Here at SHONA, we believe in the power of storytelling, of sharing our experiences to empower ourselves and those around us. We know you have all struggled over the past year, to be honest, we have too. COVID has caused nothing but chaos since it reared its ugly head. You may have felt isolated, overwhelmed,

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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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presentation

Presentation Butterflies? Here’s what you can do!

Standing up at the top of a class, looking down onto all of your classmates, or eyeballing them over Zoom can be daunting. For many of us, those butterflies in your belly decide to have a dance party, your mouth gets dry and your heart starts racing. Yep, we’ve all been there. Public speaking of

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Open Minded: Understanding Anxiety with Kendall Jenner.

We’ve all been guilty of being far too invested in the Kardashian clan. From the fueds, to the extravagant houses and parties to the catastrophe of losing diamond earrings in the sea, we’ve been Keeping up with the Kardashians for years now. ( See what we did there?). We all have a favourite and ours

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love your body

Guest Post: 5 Ways to Love Your Body

We are often told that we should love the body that we are in, to embrace our curves and how strong is the new skinny.  But do we actually follow/ believe this advice or do we still focus on the areas of our bodies we want to change? The following 5 steps might help you become

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Periods

10 Genuinely Interesting Facts about Periods

With the amazing announcements from both Lidl and Careplus Pharmacy recently,  in their bids to try and help end period poverty, we thought it would be fitting to share some weird and wacky facts about periods with you. Because as weird and all as our periods are, hold on to your knickers because things are

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freedom

Free by Megan

Over the past year, hearing people say they miss their freedom was something I honestly couldn’t fully relate to. I knew that when lockdown ends I’d still have restrictions placed on my life, by me. I haven’t felt free in a long time. I gave myself guidelines to live by that always created a barrier

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Shona Heroes – Grace Beverley

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 Fridays to some of these women. We’ll tell you all about them but most importantly, we’ll tell you why we love them! Next up,

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A good nights sleep

5 Tips for a Good Nights Sleep: By Amy

Getting a good night’s sleep is essential for your wellness. We know this right? Studies have shown that a lack of good sleep can significantly affect your health and lead to more serious medical conditions like obesity, high blood pressure, heart disease, and even diabetes. If you live, say, 75 years, you will spend 25

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Our Followers’ Advice For Their Younger Self

Have you ever wished that you could go back in time and change the past? We know a lot of us here at The Shona Project do! It’s hard to not look back at the situations you were in when you were younger and cringe at how you dealt with them. Sure, sometimes we look

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Navigation Tools of an Autistic Girl- by Ciara-Beth Ní Ghríofa

I remember being about 9 years old and packing my favourite Pokémon figures and my pink Nintendo DS into a tiny pink backpack to go play in the garden. I’ve always been a backpack fan, and I’ve always found ways to sneak little comforts into my day. A very wise occupational therapist once told me

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Part of the Spectrum – By Fiona

Fiona and a 4-month-old Sheldon, bought Lockdown 3. A month ago, when I volunteered to write this article, I pledged to write it from a neutral point of view, using facts and nothing more. I wanted to write about how women on the spectrum often go undiagnosed for years and years. I wanted to write

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Autism and Me – By Aoife

I’ve felt different from other people for as long as I can remember. As a little girl, I had some quirks: I didn’t really play with other kids a lot, I much preferred the company of myself or my twin sister. I was quiet and clumsy, and I was always away with the fairies. I

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What I Wish I Had Known Before Starting Therapy- By Chloe

Our ambassadors are an amazing group of girls with so many different hobbies, interests, and experiences. They are always so willing to share things they have gone through, in the hope they can make someone else’s experience that little bit easier. Today, Chloe shares some of the things she wishes she knew before starting therapy… 

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Shona Heroes – Rachael Blackmore

  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 Fridays to some of these women. We’ll tell you all about them but most importantly, we’ll tell you why we love them! Next

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bully letter

A Letter to My Bully

Here at Shona, we are big advocates of writing to get your feelings out. When you get in the right mind frame, all those built-up feelings just transfer from you to the page. And the best bit? The minute you drop that pen, you feel a million times lighter! We encourage girls in our community

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Ramadan: An Insiders POV – By Eiman

This piece was written a few years ago by one of our amazing ambassadors, Eiman.  We wanted to reshare it and to all of our friends, Ramadan Mubarek!    From the 13th of April to the 12th of May this year, Muslims around the globe are supposedly starving themselves for 30 days straight in the

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