Guest Post: A Letter to My Bully

M, I saw you yesterday, you were in town with your kids. You looked tired, the kids were acting up, you wore no wedding ring and you didn’t smile once. I had no desire to say hello, or for you to see me. Maybe you did, I’m not sure. If you did, did you think

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Balbriggan Girls Slay at Young Scientists Europe

Teenagers Maria Lousie Fufezan and Diana Bura were the winners of the BT Young Scientist Competition in January, and just this week came third in the European Union Contest for Young Scientists in Brussels. Their winning project was called ‘An Investigation into the Effects of Enzymes used in Animal Feed Additives on the Lifespan of

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Pictures of Your Mind

Have you ever seen your entire thought process summed up in a couple of doodles? Well get ready, it’s about to happen. Nina Cosford has released a new book called “My Name Is Girl: An Illustrated Guide To the Female Mind”, in which she shows all the complexities and contradictions associated with being a girl.

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Audrie & Daisy is finally on Netflix!

Daisy Coleman was 14 years old when she woke up on her front lawn with her hair frozen to the ground after attending a party with her older brothers friend. Soon after, Audrie Pott, aged 15  was sexually assaulted at a house party. A week later, Audrie was dead, having committed suicide. This new Netflix

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8 TV Ads that will inspire you.

TV Advertising is big business, and its really amazing when big brands use their advertising time to send a message and inspire. Here are a few of our favourites.   This one shows that we pick up our insecurities from our Mothers. All our bodies, and our Mother’s, are awesome. 2. This one shows that as

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What is a Feminist and how do I know if I am one?

Firstly, if you want to have the same opportunities in life as everyone else, you are a feminist. Full stop. If the word feminist plants a picture in your head of a hairy armpitted, manhating, placard carrying hippy woman as seen below, then you’re wrong. Here’s the thing, for the most part, we have it

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Guest Interview: My War With OCD

Rebecca Ryan is smart, well spoken, capable and a published author at 16. She also has OCD which, in the past, has controlled her life, and prevented her from being able to deal with anything blue, the number 4 (or multiples of) and resulted in her climbing through her windows because of her fear of

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Queer Kids Stuff: Breaking down for kids what it means to be LGBT

When you see it for yourself, it seems like such an obvious idea that is long overdue. This new web series explains what it means to be LGBT in simple language for young children. “Queer Kids Stuff“ is created and produced by Lindsey Amer and is intended to start conversations between kids and adults in a

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Why don’t I fit in at school?

As we all return to school, some of us are also seeing the return of that awful sinking associated with the dread of having to exist in a  place where we have never felt like we can be ourselves. So many of us just don’t feel like we fit in at school. We can find

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My Trans Diary: Hollywood has a Trans Problem

Hollywood has a Trans problem. Just after my last article went online, it was announced that actor Matthew Bomer would play a female trans sex worker in the adaptation of stage play Anything for the big screen. Too often this is the case with Hollywood films dealing with trans experiences. We are resigned to either

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Spotlight on Spots (see what we did there?)

Our resident GP, Dr Sharon loves talking about this stuff. Don’t read whilst eating folks! What are spots?? They are basically blocked pores which get infected with bacteria and make red raised lumps on our skin. Around puberty- from age 10 onwards your skin produces more oil or sebum because of your changing hormones. This blocks the

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Happy Roald Dahl Day!

Okay, it was yesterday, and we missed it. But, in our defence, we think every day should be Roald Dahl Day. Dahl instilled a love of books in hundreds of thousands of kids and inspired many to of his readers to become the writers we read today. In his honour, this is our favourite quote, our

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Well Done Instagram

Big news from Instagram today, they are blocking the haters! Haters are something none of us should have to worry about, and should pay no heed, as negative comments say more about the commenters than the commentees. Instagram CEO and co-founder Kevin Systrom announced today on the platform that Instagram has implemented new tools to

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10 things FLOTUS wants girls to know.

Michelle Obama is a legend. Fact. Everything she says is simple and relatable, and she never sounds preachy. Here are some of the best pieces of advice she has shared for girls…. 1. “There is no boy, at this age, cute enough or interesting enough to stop you from getting an education. If I had

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Dr James Barry: The woman who lived as a man.

As she prepared the body of one of the most respected doctors of the 19th century, a charwoman, made a discovery that would shock and embarrass the medical profession. Dr James Barry was in, fact, a girl. During a time when women were barred from attending medical school, Margaret Bulkley, aged 14, from Co Cork,

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5 Apps you NEED for School.

You know that phones are not just good for sending your friend snaps of you doing ‘pigface’, right? Although those are always funny. There are lots of apps out there to help you study, we have picked the best ones for you. Sraith Pictiúr (iPad/iPhone, Android, free) Ah the oul Sraith, impossible repitition of stories you’ll be hearing

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Sia’s new video will make you cry.

Sia has just released the video for her new single, “The Greatest,” which features Kendrick Lamar, which is apparantly a tribute to the victims of the shooting which took place in Pulse Nightclub, Orlando earlier this year. Directed by Sia and Daniel Askill and choreographed by Ryan Heffington, the video stars Maddie Ziegler, who we

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