Introducing: Ask Steph

Life can be hard, and at the moment life is especially hard. We’re all feeling stressed, scared, and a little bit lost. Some of us are really missing our friends, our teachers, our coaches, those who we could turn to when life got tough, and now we need them more than ever. So, in order

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Shine Hits the Airwaves!!!

Next week, The Shona Project were due to partner with Spin South West to bring our amazing conference SHINE to Limerick Institute of Technology. SHINE has become one of our fastest-growing events, growing from  350 attendees in 2018 to 1000 in 2019, and 2020 was going to be a mega SHINE year with plans to

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Going on the pill; what to expect: By Libby

When I was fourteen, I was at a sleepover with my “girls” and one of them asked me if I could pass her some toothpaste from her bag and when I looked for it, my stomach dropped. I saw a little packet of blue tablets. She was dying. That could be the only possible reason

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5 Ted Talks Every Girl Should Watch

How is your brain doing during the Covid lockdown? Ours moves from needing a nap after every Zoom call, to researching virus symptoms and cures, to forgetting what day it is, to binging on podcasts. For the time being, we’re just rolling with it. Some days we’re killing it, some days we just go from

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You Don’t Have To Be Doing All The Things!

We have more time now than ever to hop online. Pre-Corona, our phones and our hands were besties, chatting most days and socialising together at the weekend. But somewhere Mid-Corona, they got married! For better or for worse. We are hooked. The commitment is real. And my goodness aren’t we grateful for d’internet right now!

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14 Songs From Musicals That Will Make You Cry

We don’t know about you but for some reason today seems like a good day to cry it all out. Listen, Musical’s are not everyone’s cup of tea, but its impossible to like them just a little bit. If you’re a fan, you’re full on obsessed. And that’s what we are. FULL. ON. OBSESSED. Here

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Need something to do? Write for us!!

Hey, how are ya? Hows quarantine going for you? Are you struggling to stay motivated and occupy your mind? Do you like to write? The Shona Project has always been a platform for women and girls to share their stories, their opinions, and their experiences so we all feel less alone. We’ve featured stories from

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Things I wish you knew about me, an Autistic Girl

 Disclaimer: This article is based on personal experiences. I speak only about my own experiences, the experiences of others may differ.  I have always been different. Different enough that it was noticeable, but not so different that people felt bad about treating me poorly. While most teenagers and young adults have trouble with relationships, school,

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11 Rupi Kaur Poems To Squeeze You In The Feels…

When you’re feeling low, or unsure, or lost, or broken, and you need the universe to send you a sign, 99.9% of the time, a Rupi Kaur poem will show up in your Instagram feed and you will wonder how she knows and understands your soul on a cellular and cosmic level. At 27, Rupi

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To What Remains: By Emma

“To what remains, It seems like the world is crashing and burning at our feet; like everything that we once knew has disappeared in the blink of an eye and we have all learned a new meaning of “normal” overnight. As much as I complain about it, I never expected to be in the middle

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What To Watch: Warrior

In a bid to keep your timelines positive and inspiring, we’re committed to scouring the internet for the very best it has to offer. If you watch anything over the next few weeks, we really recommend “Orla Tinsley: Warrior”. Orla, who is originally from Kildare, has battled Cystic Fibrosis (explained here) for her whole life.

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Hey: It’s okay to grieve if you need to…

Yes, we have lots to be grateful for. Yes, there are people way worse off than us. Yes, this too shall pass and we will celebrate. But its okay to feel really shitty and miss the small things that used to make you happy. Our sadness is our own, and while we should try to

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Why there’s power in your playlist: By Iona

Things are pretty strange at the moment, with anxiety being a reoccurring emotion felt by most people during these uncertain times. Although we all deal with our time in isolation in our own way by taking up a new hobby, exercising , cooking or painting your walls at two in the morning  (which has turned

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The Importance of Positive Mental Health

What is Positive mental health? It the knowledge and understanding of what we are naturally good at, it is our ability to manage the stress that comes with life, it is confidence to do a good job and our contribution to make our homes and community at large a better place to live in for

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How to be beautiful: By Libby

I have spent most of my short life thinking about beauty. Trying to define it. Or at least understand it. As a little girl, I was obsessed with Barbie. I loved her long hair and legs and pink everything. And I used to spend hours  watching my mother get dressed up for a night out.

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Advice From a Self-Isolation Expert

 We, as a country, are one week into our self-isolation bout. We have all had to adapt and change our lifestyles, some more than others. I’m here to give anyone who is seriously struggling some advice on how to cope with the loneliness, frustration and overall isolation.  In the last twelve months, I’ve had to go through two major

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5 Things To Keep You Busy: By Daisy

Desperate times call for desperate measures my friends, so I have compiled a list of 5 things to keep yourself inside, safe, occupied and sane during the next while. So enjoy, wash your hands, stay safe and stay in touch with your loved ones– online of course…  WRITE YOUR (future) SELF A LETTER   I recently found a letter I had written

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Spirituality and Me: By Libby

I am a witch. I cast spells, perform rituals under the full moon and burn sage when something stressful happens in my life. It sounds bizarre, I know. But I promise you that it’s not like Harry Potter, I don’t have any ghost friends and I can only dream of going to Hogwarts. I also

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