Hey! Lets start a Book Club!

One of our readers sent us a link this week to this amazing Ted Talk by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie. Inspired by her talk we did more research and found out that Chimamanda has written a book, also called “We Should all be Feminists”. This teeny tiny book has been deemed required reading in Sweden, and

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The Keane Sisters: Two young businesswomen to watch.

When we heard the story of ‘Izzy Wheels’ on Nationwide, we really had to contact the girls to hear the lovely story behind this new business run by designer, Ailbhe Keane aged 23 from Galway. Isabel, Ailbhe’s younger sister was born with Spina Bifida and uses a wheelchair. She wanted to be able to customise her

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Why do I love my bed so much?

Why am I so obsessed with my bed? Doctor Sharon explains all below:   During sleep our bodies reboot- our brain processes all the information we have gathered during the day [that includes school work!] and the body gets busy repairing muscles, healing wounds, making hormones and growing. It’s a really important time for the

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Gillian Anderson has your back.

To be honest, she freaks us out a little on ‘The Fall’ with her tough, cold, non smiling, intimidating death stare, but it turns our Gillian Anderson is actually pretty sound. In March, Gillian will release ‘We: A Manifesto for Women Everywhere’, which she says will help young women like your good selves deal with confidence

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Big News! Girlfest is HERE!!!

Fancy a lovely, positive, girlie bonding day with your  besties? Lucky for you, GIRLFEST is here! We are very excited to announce that we have created a lovely partnership with The Place of Dance and Performing Arts in Waterford to create GIRLFEST, a day to relax, bond and celebrate all that it means to be a

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The St Paul’s Girls

A week or so ago, I got to spend a day in St Pauls Community College in Waterford. Of all the workshops I’ve done, this is the most surreal for me, as this is where I went to school, where I was bullied, and the place I swore I’d never set foot in again. I’m

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Guest Post: Shouldn’t I Have my Life Figured Out by Now???

I’ve known myself for 20 years and 8 months now, a pretty long time to get to know someone. At this stage I should know myself inside out and upside down, right…? Turns out getting to know yourself is actually really hard. We see our own reflection almost every single day, but I still don’t

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Do you Suffer from Womanhood?

Do you struggle to be taken seriously? Do you sometimes feel like you’re being ignored? You may be suffering from womanhood. Its a common complaint. 50% of our population has it! Okay, this is funny. True, but also funny. Scary, but still a little bit funny. This video by Funny or Die takes the mick

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Meet Argentina’s First Teacher with Down Sydrome

When Noelia Garella was a little girl, her parents had to fight to get her into school.  Now 31, Garella just became Argentina’s first teacher with Down syndrome, joining an elite group of teachers around the world who are proving that optimism and determination can break down even the toughest stereotypes. Garella told the news

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Interview: Kate McGuane Designer

Cork Based ceramicist and designer Kate McGuane talks to us about how to embrace and nourish your creative spirit. Hi Kate, you are a very talented young designer. Where you always artistic? Thank you Tammy. I was definitely a creative child. I can remember spending hours colouring, drawing and painting when I was quite young and nothing

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Squad Goals: Alanis Morisette

Are you pissed off? Do you hate your parents? Did a boy break your heart? Our gift to you today is Jagged Little Pill by Alanis Morisette. In 1995, girls were cute, sparkly and spoke in high pitched voices about boys and fashion. Those who didn’t were kept in dark places away from daylight as society

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To the Marino Girls

Hi Girls, I was so happy to spend time with you all today. You all reminded me a lot of myself at age 14-15.  I could tell that most of you are dealing with challenges, and that you all know that life can be hard. We had a lovely moment when one girl decided to

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Amanda Seyfried on Mental Illness

  The amazing Amanda Seyfried talked about her struggle with OCD (Obsessive Compulsive Disorder) in this months Allure magazine. She said that people don’t take mental illness as seriously as physical illness. Amanda takes medication to remain mentally healthy and says that she would never stop her meds just to avoid the stigma attached with it.

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On Upside Down Perspectives

Stefan sent us this piece to share with you all: We don’t know who wrote it but it shows how sometimes we should try to see a perspective other than the one that we think is right. We should allow ourselves to consider that we might be mistaken. Perhaps, being wrong allows an alternative understanding of a

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Guest Post: What should I be eating?

Show us a woman who doesn’t have a love/hate (mostly hate) relationship with her body and we’ll show you a leprechaun riding a unicorn to Narnia. Every single one of us feels that our sense of worth equates to our weight. Bex is a nutritionist and a personal trainer and she has lots to say

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Aoife on Singing your Heart Out

As far back as I can remember, I wanted to sing. I was always singing as a young child, even back to age 3 or 4, and I always felt happiest when I was singing. All through my young years of being a child, I used to say that I wanted to be a singer

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Hush Now!! Michelle is speaking.

We are obsessed with Michelle Obama. We have been very clear about this in the past. Earlier this week Michelle spoke out about Trumps attitude to women and gave us all a masterclass on how to shut down a massive toolbucket with dignity, grace and intelligence. Take it away Shellie.

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Rooms around the World

If you were to look at the bedrooms of young women all over the world, what do you think they would look like?   Messy? Probably. Pink? Sometimes. Smelling of the half eaten bowl of Coco Pops under the bed? Almost Always. John Thakwray travelled to over 55 countries and photographed over 1,00 bedrooms of young people. The pictures

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