Love like in a Disney Movie – But Not Really!

We love our Shona Community! It’s full of incredible, powerful and authentic women. Every now and again, we have girls and women reach out to us with some advice about an experience they have overcome. They share their stories so you don’t feel alone. Today, Natalia wanted to share her experience with love, finding it

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Shona Meets – Tara Rafter

Our SHINE Festival in March 2021 was a roaring success, smashing all of our targets with 40,000 girls attending. Over 80 incredible, authentic and badass women joined us to celebrate being a girl for 3 whole days! Over the next few weeks, we’ll be catching up with some of the speakers to share why we

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How to be an Active Bystander

USE YOUR VOICE. If we had a euro for every time we said that phrase, we’d be living in the Bahamas and our only worry would be what pair of sunglasses would we wear to the beach today. We can dream, right?  Anyways, back to the important stuff. Our voices are our biggest gift and

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Shona Meets – Orla O’Doherty

Our SHINE Festival in March 2021 was a roaring success, smashing all of our targets with 40,000 girls attending. Over 80 incredible, authentic and badass women joined us to celebrate being a girl for 3 whole days! Over the next few weeks, we’ll be catching up with some of the speakers to share why we

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Is it hormones or am I losing my mind?

No, you’re not crazy. Teenage brains just feel like that sometimes. The teenage years can feel like an emotional rollercoaster. One minute you’re happy and the next you’re trying to figure out why everyone around you is so damn irritating! This is all perfectly normal; let us explain. via GIPHY The stress of fitting in,

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Shona Meets – Clodagh Finn

Our SHINE Festival in March 2021 was a roaring success, smashing all of our targets with 40,000 girls attending. Over 80 incredible, authentic and badass women joined us to celebrate being a girl for 3 whole days! This got us thinking! What other amazing women are out there that we haven’t met yet?! We didn’t

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Help! My private images have been shared…

We always advise extreme caution when it comes to sharing personal photos or videos with a partner. We’ve seen so many young people suffer when someone they thought they could trust betrays that trust. So always use caution, and never ever be pressured into doing anything you’re uncomfortable with. If you’ve ever experienced this, or

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Here’s Our Take On Our Online Lives

We live in two worlds: the one we see, feel, touch and smell, and the one that exists online, which we enter through our phones, tablets or laptops. Our relationships with the real and online worlds are important to us, but to live healthy and happy lives it’s important to maintain a balance between both.

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Our Back To School Daily Checklist

Going to secondary school is very exciting – there is a new building, uniform, new friends, teachers and lots of opportunities to try new subjects and activities. But it can also be a bit daunting, even to those who aren’t heading into first year. This year it’s even more confusing, after months off and new

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“Why It’s Okay To Fail” by Libby

When we are little, we think we are going to change the world. I still wish to change the world or even just make it slightly better. My whole life, I have always had rather insane goals. My bucket list includes climbing Mount Everest and winning a Pulitzer Prize. You would think that a Type A

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Shona Meets – Emma Gleeson

Our SHINE Festival in March 2021 was a roaring success, smashing all of our targets with 40,000 girls attending. Over 80 incredible, authentic and badass women joined us to celebrate being a girl for 3 whole days! Over the next few weeks, we’ll be catching up with some of the speakers to share why we

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How To Fix A Broken Heart

Ah, heartbreak. If Monday’s could be a feeling, we think this would be it. Whether you finally plucked up enough courage to tell them you liked them, like really like like them, and were shot down with the “I just want to be friends“. Or, you’ve been together for years, have your whole summer mapped

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Shona Meets – Megan O’Malley

Our SHINE Festival in March 2021 was a roaring success, smashing all of our targets with 40,000 girls attending. Over 80 incredible, authentic and badass women joined us to celebrate being a girl for 3 whole days! Over the next few weeks, we’ll be catching up with some of the speakers to share why we

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Want To Be Productive? – By Chloe

When the first lockdown happened I found myself beating myself up because I wasn’t being “productive” all of the time. I felt like I should have been working on a big new project or training for a marathon, but I quickly started to realise that 1. you don’t have to be productive ALL of the

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Barbie Dolls of Real Life Frontline Heroes? Tell Us More!

Mattel (the company behind Barbie) has shone a spot on six women who are modern real-life heroes of the COVID-19 pandemic and honoured them with their own one-of-a-kind doll made to look just like them! How cool is that?! Who didn’t want a Barbie of themselves growing up? The good news doesn’t stop there. Mattel

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Shona Meets – Maria McKenzie

Our SHINE Festival in March 2021 was a roaring success, smashing all of our targets with 40,000 girls attending. Over 80 incredible, authentic and badass women joined us to celebrate being a girl for 3 whole days! Over the next few weeks, we’ll be catching up with some of the speakers and team that made

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Spoon and Fork Theories? Yep, listen up! – By Julie

  Hi everyone! My name is Julie (she/her/hers) and I’d like to talk to you about something really cool. It’s about emotions and cutlery. I know, sounds random, but bear with me. You might not think cutlery can become the basis of a life-changing way to view your emotions, but, surprise, it can! And not

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6 Things That Won’t Fade With Time

Women are fiery, strong, compassionate, resilient and beautiful creatures. And yet we live in a world that doesn’t celebrate these things as much as it should. Media celebrates a very narrow definition of beauty, one that doesn’t last because time passes, and we grow up and grow old. Gravity hits and traumas, scars and stretch

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