An Interview With Intuitive Eating Ireland – By Clara

Diet culture surrounds us everywhere we go, telling us that we must look a certain way to be worthy in this society. This drives so many women and young girls to diet to fit the mold of an acceptable body size. Working to dismantle this narrative are the women behind Intuitive Eating Ireland, Sinead, and

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Recovery – By Megan

I never realised how hard it would be. How long it would take; it’s a process, not a goal. It doesn’t end, it just gets easier, and then hard again, and then easy, and then… You gain weight and others presume you’re better, that food is no longer an issue and that you are no

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Why Starting A Business As A Teen Could Be A Great Idea!

Many of us have had a lot of spare time on our hands over the past few months and being out of work and school has been hard.  Not having something to get your brain thinking and something to put your energy into has been tough too! So we were thinking of somethings that you

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Ask Steph: I’m Keeping a Secret

Dear Steph, I have something that has been on my mind a lot lately. I have something that I’ve been keeping from my parents since a couple of weeks into quarantine and it’s getting worse. I would like to tell them but I have a hard time trusting people and I’m scared of what they’ll

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Our Survival Handbook For Girls

Don’t be too mad at us but we’re going to be the ones to remind you that school is starting back soon. Don’t worry though! We have just the perfect little book that will make going back to school a whole lot easier! In 2019, some of you might be familiar with the cutest little

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Happy Disability Pride Month – By Naoishe

In support of  July being Disability Pride Month, I wanted to share something I came across that I saw shared by Carson Tueller, a disability advocate. The Disability Pride flag seen above was created by Ann Magil, a disabled woman. The idea behind the flag is so inclusive to all people with disabilities even though

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Simple Random Acts of Kindness You Can Do Right Now!

The world can seem like a dark and scary place at times. I’m sure I’m not the only one who wakes up, checks their phone, and sees bad news stories one after another. This negativity then impacts me for the day, whether I realised or not. This post is not one of those bad news

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An Interview with Dr. Tara Shine – By Libby

Before doing the interview, I decided to do a little research on this woman and my goodness! Intimidated and astounded do not even begin to describe how I felt as I saw organisation after organisation and world leader after world leader praise this environmental scientist and activist. “Dr Tara Shine has dedicated over 20 years

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Ask Steph: My Self-Esteem Sucks, Please Help!

Dear Steph, I’m 17 and I’m going into 6th year in September. But my self-esteem is really low. I get nervous meeting new people and I don’t like to do new things. I have a great group of friends but they just tell me to get over it and be happy. This summer is going

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The Shona Project’s Parents Webinar

Going back to school is going to be very different this year. So, it’s only fair that your daughter’s move from primary school to secondary school is more daunting than ever! We all know that students didn’t get a chance to say goodbye to primary school, their teachers, and their friends and have time to

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Inspirational Irish Women You Should Know About!

Growing up in today’s world is no easy task. Many of the women we look up to and aspire to be like, tend to be online, from hundreds and thousands of miles away or even both. It’s easy to forget that many inspiring women come from the little island of Ireland. From modern-day to those

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Coping With Grief – By C.Kelly

I was in class one day and the lecturer started speaking about how death affects us all in different ways but also how there is a common theory among the mental health community. It is that when we experience a breakup, leaving/losing your job, the death of a family pet, or when you end a

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Ask Steph: I Feel Sad and I Don’t Know Why

Dear Steph, Sometimes I get really down and I can’t seem to snap out of it. Some days I literally wake up, just sad. Nothing major has happened, I have friends, my family are great, I’m happy enough in school, but I still get this really sad feeling. It doesn’t happen every day, maybe every

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Post COVID Concerns of An Autistic Girl – By Ciara-Beth

The last few months have been overwhelming, to say the least. On a personal level, it feels like my life has become almost unrecognisable from what it used to be. Okay, maybe that’s a bit melodramatic, but it has to be admitted, life has changed immensely over the past 14 weeks. And to be quite

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🌈: A chat through transition with Alexandra

A large part of the LGBTQ* community but one that is often silenced is the ever-growing transgender community, or trans for short. Trans people often face more oppression that other members of the community with threats of sexual assault and physical violence looming over the very existence of these people. The often unaccepting social atmosphere

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🌈Our Favourite LGBTQ Characters and Heroes!

With Pride week upon us, we decided to share some of our favourite LGBTQ characters and heroes with you. Some play LGBTQ characters, some are strong allies/members of the LGBTQ community and most importantly, some are both! 1. Derry Girls’ Clare Devlin We don’t know who puts a smile on our face more, the adorable

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Pride Week🌈 : Dublin Pride Digital Festival Schedule

Dublin Pride is the largest fundraising event of the year for many LGBTI+ community organisations and charities in Ireland. The yearly festival is held to celebrate LGBTQ people and the people who love them and want to support them and its not to be missed! However, this year everyone from all walks of life have

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39 Female Irish Musicians Come Together In Aid of Safe Ireland

If there’s one thing we know for sure here at Shona, its that nothing is more powerful and magical than when women come together to create change. Since lockdown began, there has been a  25% increase in domestic violence calls to An Garda Siochana, and Women’s Aid have reported a 39% increase in calls. Inspired

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