The Astronomers That Time Forgot…

Have you heard of “The Harvard Computers”? They are a group of female astronomers who did huge amounts of research on our galaxy, even though, as women, they weren’t allowed to touch the telescopes themselves. Or how about the woman who discovered what stars were actually made of? Or even the astronomer who had to

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toxic friendships

When Friendships Don’t Work: By Skye

Hey guys, Skye here and today I’m gonna talk to you all about something that I feel everyone has experienced at some point in their lives. So sit back, relax and enjoy! Now, have you ever had a toxic friendship? Bit of a shocker of a question, I know. Hope you’re still relaxed. Toxic friendships

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Celebrating IWD 2019 👩👩👩

ITS INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY!!! IWD is a worldwide day in which we celebrate the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. Celebrated since 1911, today is really special as it doesn’t belong to any one country, organisation, charity or political group. Its a day for all of us. IWD is always a very busy day

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Equality: Where are we now?

Tomorrow is International Women’s Day, and in their usual mix of English and Gaeilge, Gearóidín and Claire are reflecting on how far we’ve come, where we are now, and what the future holds…. 2018 marked the comóradh céad bliain of women’s ceart vótála in Ireland and the UK – many of us managed to get

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Who is… Nellie Bly?

Have you ever heard the amazing story of Nellie Bly? Its like all your favourite, edge of your seat Netflix episode’s rolled into one. Nellie was a journalist who pushed all boundaries to get the scoop. She was intent on telling the stories of the disadvantaged, and of women in particular. Born Elizabeth Jane Cochran,

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What does High Functioning Anxiety Look Like?

Its hard to describe, like explaining the colour yellow to someone who is  blind. One of our readers sent us this video which perfectly sums up what anxiety feels like, here’s a transcript…. “High-functioning anxiety looks like… Achievement. Busyness. Perfectionism. When it sneaks out, it transforms into nervous habits. Nail biting. Foot tapping. Running my

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The Media And Me: By Libby

Libby is one of our ambassadors, a passionate writer, in fact, a passionate life liver in every single way possible. She runs her own magazine called “The Pass Around” in which she encourages free and uncensored writing by young people. Recently, she’s been having conflicting thoughts about joining the massive bubble we call “the media”

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Shona in Africa: An Update

You guys remember when Shona spent Christmas in Africa? Well here’s the latest on how the trip went, and whats next…. Better late than never….another update from me to you to give you some insights as to how the 2nd workshop went and share some of the exciting possibilities that Tammy are myself are now

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Its Eating Disorders Awareness Week….

Eating Disorder Awareness Week takes place all this week, February 25th to March 3rd.  Earlier this week, Megan appeared on Ireland AM to share her experience of ED in an honest and open way. Did you spot her, you can watch her here? As a Shona ambassador, Megan has shared her personal account with us many

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Shona Meets…… Caroline Foran

If you struggle with anxiety, Caroline Foran is the best friend you never knew you had……until now. Caroline is the best selling author of “Owning It: Your Bulls*t Free Guide To Living With Anxiety” and “The Confidence Kit, Your Bullsh*t Free guide to Owning Your Fear”. She is super honest, and provides practical tools to live

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Jess Glynne Makes a Statement at the Brits

In a striking performance at last night’s Brit awards in the O2 In London, Jess Glynne and H.E.R made a powerful statement about self-acceptance whilst performing their hit song “Thursday”. Jess was surrounded by women who sat behind ring lights, and as she sang, she removed her false eyelashes, and all of her make-up. “Sometimes

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Meet Purl, She’s Quite The Trailblazer

This is Purl. Purl is the star of Pixar’s latest short movie, in which she plays herself, telling the story of equality, inclusion and diversity. The movie follows Purl on her first day working at B.R.O capital. She arrives super excited and optimistic about her new job, and dying to meet her colleagues and new

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Our Favourite Quotes About Love 💖💖💖

Its Valentines Day!! We’re all feeling the love today here at TSP. For us today isn’t just about romantic love, but love for your friends, your family, your fellow humans and the world around you. However, the most important relationship you’ll ever have, is with yourself. Fall in love with yourself, all day, every day.

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The “Selfie Harm” Project

You may not have heard of him, but Rankin is one of the most successful photographers of all time. He has worked with musicians, models and royalty, including Queen Elizabeth herself. In his latest project called “Selfie Harm”, Rankin took stunning photographs of 15 teenagers aged 13-19. He then invited the teens to spend about

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How To Believe in Yourself

Most of us doubt ourselves and feel vulnerable at times. Even those who seem super-confident in social situations are often freaking out on the inside when it comes to small talk and meeting new people. Here is some advice from Dr.Phil on how to believe in yourself and fight that self-doubt. Thanks Phil, you lovely

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Happy IDOWAGIS19 Everyone!! 🔬🔬🔬🔬

Welcome to the International Day of Women and Girls in Science 2019! I am writing this to you, rather fittingly, from a celebration of the women of the Periodic Table (which I’ll be mentioning a lot this year!) in beautiful Murcia in the south of Spain. I’m here to give a talk about a secret

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You May Not Be Pretty, But You Are Beautiful ❤️❤️❤️

Do you feel like you’re not good enough? not pretty enough? not slim enough? Fit enough? smart enough? popular enough? So many of us feel like that, to the extent that it affects our mental health, our relationships, our friendships. It robs us of the confidence and self-belief we need to pursue our dreams. It

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