Tips For Starting College – By Skye

Starting college can be a confusing and stressful time, especially so during covid-19. If you’re like me, you didn’t really know what to expect going to college. Neither of my parents had gone, and any relatives who went had attended so long ago they didn’t remember what it was like. Also, none of my friends

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Your 2021 Manifesto

Today marks day one of a new year. 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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Our Christmas Wish

This will be our last post of 2020, we’re shutting up shop to rest and recharge our batteries because after all, we did just survive the 27 months of 2020 and a global pandemic. Last year, we met thousands of girls at our workshops and reached hundreds of thousands through our website. This year looked

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Lad’s Week: When You Are Unsure – By Eoghan

The Shona Project was built for girls, by girls, and we love having a safe space to share our experiences. This week, we decided to shake things up a bit and bring some boys into the mix, to hear from them about their lives. Our last lad for our Lad’s Takeover Week is Eoghan. Eoghan

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Lad’s Week: Coming Out – By Aaron

The Shona Project was built for girls, by girls, and we love having a safe space to share our experiences. This week, we decided to shake things up a bit and bring some boys into the mix, to hear from them about their lives. Our sixth guy of the week is Aaron. Aaron is a

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Lad’s Week: Dear Diary – By Jamie

The Shona Project was built for girls, by girls, and we love having a safe space to share our experiences. This week, we decided to shake things up a bit and bring some boys into the mix, to hear from them about their lives. Our fifth guy up this week is Jamie. Jamie is the

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Lad’s Week: Opening Up To Your Friends – By Mike

The Shona Project was built for girls, by girls, and we love having a safe space to share our experiences. This week, we decided to shake things up a bit and bring some boys into the mix, to hear from them about their lives. Our fourth guy this week is Mike. Mike is a software

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Lad’s Week: Dealing With Stress – By Jack

The Shona Project was built for girls, by girls, and we love having a safe space to share our experiences. This week, we decided to shake things up a bit and bring some boys into the mix, to hear from them about their lives. Our third guy of the week is Jack. Jack is a

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Lad’s Week: Art and Me – By Daniel

The Shona Project was built for girls, by girls, and we love having a safe space to share our experiences. This week, we decided to shake things up a bit and bring some boys into the mix, to hear from them about their lives. Our second lad is Daniel, who is a true old soul

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Stigmatized – by Abigail McDonnell

As many of you may know, Abigail has been a Shona Ambassador since the very start. We’ve seen her grow as a person and also succeed in many ways she never thought was possible. She had a very rough couple of years with her mental health but has overcome a lot and made us so

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Shona Heroes – Saoirse Ronan

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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Ask Steph: What’s All This Journaling Business About?

  Steph has always praised all the advantages of journaling so we decided to ask her what all this journaling business is about?  In counselling school one of the first things our lecturer said to us was, “you’ll need to buy a journal and get writing”.  I was like, well if that’s the homework, I’ve

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Angelina Jolie Has Some Advice For Anyone Experiencing Abuse

We all know Angelina Jolie has always had a passion for raising awareness regarding social issues, especially through her work with the United Nations Human Rights Campaign. She’s currently promoting the UN’s 16 Days of Activism campaign “to prevent and end violence against women and girls,” and during an interview, she gave some advice for anyone who

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Check Out SAME-CAMBODIA

Niamh is really passionate about the work she does with SAME- CAMBODIA. In today’s post, she tells us all about the work they do, and why it’s so important..  This is Niamh, our 28-year-old manager who moved to Cambodia in 2016. Although the people there really struggled to say her name and most of the

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How To Support Someone With Anxiety

Emotions are running high across our little country right now. People are scared, worried, stressed, angry, and lonely. There’s chatter everywhere about what’s right and wrong, what should and shouldn’t be happening. Some of that chatter might be on the news, it might be in your school or college, it might be in your home,

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An Athlete and A Princess? We Love It!

Do you remember, when you were a kid, trying to decide if you were going to grow up to be a baller or a princess? Did you struggle to choose between a life of tutus and tiaras, or tucking your hair under your baseball cap, arriving home for dinner every day covered in mud? Why

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Shameless – A Transition Year Project

We have some brilliantly inspiring young girls on this Island of ours and recently, a group of TY girls from the Sacred Heart School in Tullamore reached out to us. As a part of their Transition Year course, they have to work on a programme where they are challenged to take on a social issue

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