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 Register to Vote 🗳️

Hey 😊 there’s an election coming, up, as you’ll have noticed as you try to avoid whacking your head off the election posters attached to every lamp post in Ireland at the moment. Ireland has more young voters than we’ve had in a long time, due to the two big refereda that happened over the

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Lets Try Body Neutrality, By Amber

Body, body, body. What comes to mind when you read that word? Perhaps sports, perhaps health, doctors, or perhaps something far more likely: weight. Why? Weight is something girls will become aware of; boys too. Nobody is immune. The best way I can describe diet culture is this : it seeps. Snapchat ads of bellies

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How To Take Care Of Yourself In A World That’s On Fire: By Izzy

So, the world is on fire. Australia’s forests are burning, sea levels are rising, and the ozone layer is crumbling. But in a world where our air is becoming polluted, are our social media feeds also too toxic to handle?   If you are on Instagram you are sure to have the many upsetting images of the Australian bush fires. Pictures of

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Shona’s Goa Diary: Part One

Shona in Goa….Caritas Orphanage for Girls As I come to the end of my amazing time here I wanted to capture the essence from my time volunteering at the orphanage.  There were so many powerful, poignant and priceless moments over my time with the girls I can only hope to give you a flavour. While

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Understaning Asexuality: By Amber

I want to talk about a sexuality that’s largely forgotten about and glossed over – hell, it’s not even in LGBT. Sometimes, it’s written as LGBTIA+. Sometimes. And I know humans are complex beings that have evolved for millions of years – there is far too many sexualities on the spectrum to include them all

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So Whats Counselling like Really? By Emma

Everyone’s experience of counselling is different, but I want to tell you about mine, and what I wish I knew before I started seeing a counsellor. The time between being told by my doctor that I likely have anxiety and should talk to someone and actually going to see a counsellor was very rushed, so

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F*%K New Years Diets: By Libby

“Ships are safer in the harbour but that is not why they are made” We were not put on this earth to lose weight. To be smaller or quieter or to take up less room than we are supposed to. It’s a scary thought. That there is another, dangerously free life out there. A life

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Your 2020 Manifesto

Today marks day one of a new decade. For many of us it feels like the start of a new story, a chance to put past mistakes and trauma behind us, and to start fresh. Instagram is full of promises to lose weight, get fit, find a partner, learn a new language, get an amazing

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Shona Meets Kiss Magazine

For over ten years, KISS magazine was every Irish girls best friend. It got so many of us through the tricky teenage years providing loads of really useful advice accompanied by all the celebrity news we needed to distract us from person we were convinced we were in love with, the study we were avoiding,

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Shona Goes to Goa!

Last Christmas, the lovely Shona (yes, that’s her name) travelled all the way to Zambia to deliver Shona workshops with a group of amazing girls, who all lined up to sign the Shona Pledge with a specially bought, sparkly pen. This year, shes off again, this time to Goa in India, where she will work

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A Christmas Wish

This will be our last post of 2019, we’re shutting up shop to rest and recharge our batteries after what has been a really amazing year for all of us here at The Shona Project. We have met thousands of girls at our workshops, and reached hundreds of thousands through our website. At our conference

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What does friendship mean to you?

What does friendship mean to you? To us, its having someone who will always love you no matter what, but won’t hesitate to tell you that you’re acting like a hormonal maniac. Its knowing that you can pick up the phone when you’re at your lowest, and have someone who will just listen. Its saving

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Me and The Winter Blues: By Abigail

This Winter has hit me harder than any previous year.  Previous to this college year I had spent the past year and a half abroad, so when I came back to reality I knew it would take me a lot of mental effort to get through the Winter season.  Summer is when I blossom, when

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Be Your Own Cheerleader! By Emma x

Remember that time that you told your friend she looked amazing in that dress as you left for the party? Or the time that you congratulated them on their exam results? What about the day that they overcame their greatest fear, and you were so proud of them? It’s amazing that we have those people

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How to get over the end of a friendship

Who is the love of your life? We hear so much about romantic love, as in the one with all the kissing, but while boyfriends and girlfriends come and go there is no deeper and more encompassing love than that we have for our friends. When friendships end, it is devastating. But yet, we don’t

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The Importance of Opening Up: By Alísha

I would have laughed at this article if I had read it a year ago. Opening up was simply not something that I ever did, or would ever consider doing. I didn’t see the attraction, to be honest, of having long emotional talks with friends or family. I was much more comfortable with telling a

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My Journey With Prescription Medication: By Megan

Before you read!! – This is my personal experience and cannot be generalised to all people who have, or will, take antidepressants. When I was put on them initially I was physically and mentally unwell and they were most likely needed at the time. However, I am now 21 years old and in the right

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Get Your Butt To FEMFEST on Saturday!!

Are you a girl aged 16-25?  Do you like being inspired??? Can you get to Dublin on Saturday? Our friends at the National Womens Council have arranged an amazing event called ‘Femfest’ which takes place this Saturday November 30th in the Radisson Blu, Golden Lane Dublin 8. This amazing day allows you to take part

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