Working Girls: Buse Kanlikilic: Tattoo Artist

There was a time when tattoos were for bikers, the word “Mom” on a bicep, or “Love” and “Hate” across the knuckles. The elegant and refined world of fine art and the smoky, regret filled tattoo parlors on the ‘dodgy’ ends of town were as far away from each other as could ever be possible.

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Me and Me Mammy: By Libby

So I get that everyone thinks that their mam is like the best person in the whole world but guys seriously, my mam actually is. She’s going to cringe so hard when she reads that line. When I first decided to this interview I wasn’t sure if I’d even mention that she was my mam

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Me and My Music: Heather McGrath

Heather McGrath is a 21 year old singer/songwriter from Tramore, Co.Waterford. Following the release of her debut single ‘Intoxicate Me’, our ambassador Karen sat down for a chat with her about her love of music. The song has received glowing reviews and has been played on Rob O Connors ‘Irish Beats’ all within the first two

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This Baby Will Make Your Day….

This is the cutest thing you’ll see all day. All year, in fact. This little nugget is Liberty Wexler, who, aged 3 months, has already dressed up as many of history’s most powerful and accomplished women. She did have some help from her Mom, Jenelle, who told Today.com “I wanted to bring attention to these

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Who is your RISE hero??

We are so excited about this we may have pee’d just a little… We know that not all heroes wear capes, in fact, there are heroes walking among us in disguise every single day. Over the next few weeks, we are partnering with our friends at Beat 102103 and Always to celebrate girls who are brave,

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The story behind Hozier’s “Nina Cried Power” Video?

In case you haven’t see it yet, Hozier’s new single “Nina Cried Power” is a powerful celebration of some of the amazing people who are creating change in Ireland. These people, who all dedicate their time and energy to equality, civil rights, social equity and diversity, and the work they do will benefit all of

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Lets talk about mental health; By Abigail

Abigail has struggled for many years with her mental health. She is currently doing well and studying in Spain, surrounded by sunshine and good friends. Abigail has gained great strength and encouragement from sharing her story and working for a number of causes, including Shona, to promote the power of open and honest conversation. Here,

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Who is Mary Elmes?

Ireland has many great heroes in its history, but the story of Mary Elmes, and the estimated 427 lives she saved, should be celebrated and featured in every history book, because she was a BADASS. The wonderful Clodagh Finn has written an entire book on Mary, but she very kindly offered to give us the highlights,

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Instaception Gets Real About Perception

The latest Instagram craze is really one we can get behind. “Instaception”, started by Australian MUA @Dom.Skii, is all about showing that the final Instagram shot portrays only the tiny bit of the person that they want us to see. If you search the Hashtag #Instaception, you will see influencers and beauty bloggers placing a teeny

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The Word We Should All Cut From Our Vocab..

Whats your least favourite word? We’ve been talking about this and came up with the following.. Moist…. Orifice…. Methinks….. Fab….. Smeg…… The C word, (you know yourself). But if we had to chose one word to eradicate from the vocabulary of every teenage girl it would be this. We girls put ourselves under huge pressure

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A Girls Life in Vietnam

Last year, Megan spent a year teaching in Vietnam (she told us all about it here). She loved every minute, and says that the experience has really opened her mind to the fact that whilst girls around the world grow up in very different cultures, deep down we are all very similar. Here, she chats

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Your Heroes On Work Ethic

Do you ever look at successful women and wonder how they got so lucky? That’s your first mistake. Very few people do well based on luck alone. Most of the women who are at the top of their game have done so via steely determination and relentless work ethic. Malcom Gladwell says that it takes

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An important Twitter Thread about Serena Williams

Serena Williams is the greatest tennis player, and one of the greatest athletes, the world has ever seen. This summer, there was a bit of a to-do, when she started wearing a compression bodysuit to games. The bodysuit was specially created by Nike for her to prevent potentially life threatening blood clots due to birth

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Have You Guys Seen The Latest Cosmo Cover?

Well, this is new…. This week, the October issue of Cosmopolitan was unveiled, and there on the cover is superstar model Tess Holliday. Whats unusual about this? Well, Tess is a size 22, and Cosmo has never featured a plus sized model on its cover before. Dressed in a swimsuit, Tess poses on the cover blowing

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101 Ways to Deal with Stress

September is crazy stressful. You’re probably scrabbling in your wardrobe to find your school tie, trying to find college accommodation that doesn’t smell or attempting to remember how many times you can hit the snooze button before your phone gives up and leaves you to your own devices. There’s a lot going on right now..

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Raising a Kickass Girl (By her Dad)

Ian Fitzpatrick is the Co-founder of Zeminar, an amazing annual conference to inspire Generation Z. He has also recently become a Dad of 3. As someone who is really invested in the future of young people, he’s been thinking about how to make sure his little girl Kate sees a world without boundaries. Here is

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ICYMI: My Black Dog and Me: By Ash

My name is Aisling, I am 18 years old, I live in Waterford and I suffer from depression. This is me in my natural habitat with elephants. (and bad brows) I am clearly a happy gal. Can’t you see it in my face? Smile, teeth, happiness? How about when I met one of my idols?

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Our Katie Gave a TedX Talk!!

In July, Katie McGloin turned 18. She is now an adult, and can start being responsible, making plans and building her career. Expect Katie started all of that a long time ago. She didn’t wait until she could legally vote to think about how she could change the world, she has been blazing her own

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