How Not To Help A Friend Who Is Feeling Down

We don’t know about you but we think a lot of people are feeling a bit down lately. Between not being able to see friends and family, the stress of this never-ending lockdown, and the typical Irish winter that just doesn’t seem to want to give us a break! But guess what? It is totally

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Feminism And Me – By Chloe

I want to start by asking you some questions. 1. What do you think feminism is? 2. What does it mean to you? 3. Do you know any feminists? 4. Would you call yourself a feminist?  If I was to answer these questions when I was 13, my answers would be very different to what

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Shona Heroes – Kamala Harris

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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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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5 Self-Defence Moves Every Girl Should Know

We’ve all seen the clip from Miss Congeniality where Gracie Harte played by Sandra Bullock takes us through the self-defence technique ‘SING’. We hold our hands up and we admit to giggling at the scene as Gracie throws her partner around the stage during the demonstration. But how important is it for young women to

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Happy Galentine’s Day!

February, the month of love and chocolates, and apparently, the month of made-up holidays! Move over Valentine’s day, there’s a new ‘fake’ holiday in town and it’s called Galentine’s Day! While Valentines Day, February 14th, is a lovely way to celebrate your other half, in recent years this new phenomenon has come along that encourages

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Shona Heroes – Madonna

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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President Michael D. Higgins Has A Message For You

Today marks the United Nations International Day of Women and Girls in Science and President Michael D. Higgins has a very special message to share with you.  Áras an Uachtaráin · International Day For Women And Girls In Science – President Michael D. Higgins   We’ll give you a summary of his lovely message…   

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I’m Not Ok And That’s Ok – By Emma

I’ll be honest, I’ve written, deleted, and rewritten this article about 5 times now and I still don’t quite know what to say. I don’t know what to tell you, a stranger on the internet who kindly clicked on this article, other than I’m struggling right now and I have been for a while. I’ll

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How To Deal With Being Ghosted

We’ve all been there, spending weeks, months, and sometimes even years texting someone and then all of a sudden ..BOOM.. nothing.. nada. It’s like the person never existed. They’ve literally become a ghost. And it hurts. It’s so hard to process this situation as it usually happens suddenly and unexpectedly. A lot of the time

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Overcoming Anxiety – Tara’s Story

Tara got in touch with us a little while ago and wanted to share her story of overcoming anxiety. We think she is very brave and strong and tells her story beautifully. So Tara, take it away… Oddly enough, buses are one of the things that truly remind me how far I have come. I

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Beyonce - The Shona Project

Shona Heroes – Beyoncé

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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You've Got This! by Tammy Darcy, founder of the Shona Project

Hey, I wrote a book… no really!! By Tammy

When I was a little girl, all I ever wanted to be was a writer. I loved books, and would devour them often in one sitting, Roald Dahl and Enid Blyton were my favourites. We used to travel from the South to the West of Ireland every summer to visit family, and we had a

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Sexuality is Fluid – By Izzy

In this universe, we are all constantly moving. Everything has its own frequency at which it moves at. Plants grow, the planets rotate the sun and stars whither and new ones are born. It is the same with humans, in every sense. You may remember an article I wrote nearly two years ago, coming out as a lesbian (which you

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If You Watch One Video Today, Make It This One…

There are so many “guru’s” and “life coaches” and “motivational speakers” out there, and Youtube is overflowing with unoriginal platitudes about loving yourself and being happy in your own skin, yadayadayada. But every once in a while we find a video that really hits home, and when we do, we want to, of course, share

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Online School - The Shona Project

Making Online School Work – By Aoife

So… in case you’re out of the loop, we’re in Lockdown 3.0. Obviously, this isn’t ideal. Secondary and primary schools are closed until at least February, along with the few third level courses (like mine!) that hadn’t already been online since October. None of us want to be in this situation, but if it will

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Shona Heroes – Katie Taylor

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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Why EYP? – By Clara

Hey Clara! You mentioned to us when you joined as an ambassador that you were a part of EYP. Could you tell us a little about who EYP is and how our followers can get involved?    It’s funny how one decision I made on a whim when I was 15, turned out to have

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