Shona Heroes – Grace Beverley

Here at The Shona Project, we have a list as long as your arm of all the amazing women around the world that we consider our heroes. We’ve decided to dedicate Fridays to some of these women. We’ll tell you all about them but most importantly, we’ll tell you why we love them! Next up,

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A good nights sleep

5 Tips for a Good Nights Sleep: By Amy

Getting a good night’s sleep is essential for your wellness. We know this right? Studies have shown that a lack of good sleep can significantly affect your health and lead to more serious medical conditions like obesity, high blood pressure, heart disease, and even diabetes. If you live, say, 75 years, you will spend 25

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Our Followers’ Advice For Their Younger Self

Have you ever wished that you could go back in time and change the past? We know a lot of us here at The Shona Project do! It’s hard to not look back at the situations you were in when you were younger and cringe at how you dealt with them. Sure, sometimes we look

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Navigation Tools of an Autistic Girl- by Ciara-Beth Ní Ghríofa

I remember being about 9 years old and packing my favourite Pokémon figures and my pink Nintendo DS into a tiny pink backpack to go play in the garden. I’ve always been a backpack fan, and I’ve always found ways to sneak little comforts into my day. A very wise occupational therapist once told me

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Part of the Spectrum – By Fiona

Fiona and a 4-month-old Sheldon, bought Lockdown 3. A month ago, when I volunteered to write this article, I pledged to write it from a neutral point of view, using facts and nothing more. I wanted to write about how women on the spectrum often go undiagnosed for years and years. I wanted to write

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What I Wish I Had Known Before Starting Therapy- By Chloe

Our ambassadors are an amazing group of girls with so many different hobbies, interests, and experiences. They are always so willing to share things they have gone through, in the hope they can make someone else’s experience that little bit easier. Today, Chloe shares some of the things she wishes she knew before starting therapy… 

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Shona Heroes – Rachael Blackmore

  Here at The Shona Project, we have a list as long as your arm of all the amazing women around the world that we consider our heroes. We’ve decided to dedicate Fridays to some of these women. We’ll tell you all about them but most importantly, we’ll tell you why we love them! Next

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bully letter

A Letter to My Bully

Here at Shona, we are big advocates of writing to get your feelings out. When you get in the right mind frame, all those built-up feelings just transfer from you to the page. And the best bit? The minute you drop that pen, you feel a million times lighter! We encourage girls in our community

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Ramadan: An Insiders POV – By Eiman

This piece was written a few years ago by one of our amazing ambassadors, Eiman.  We wanted to reshare it and to all of our friends, Ramadan Mubarek!    From the 13th of April to the 12th of May this year, Muslims around the globe are supposedly starving themselves for 30 days straight in the

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The Wonderkind Pin Design Competition

Do you have a flair for art and design? Do you love celebrating amazing women? Well, we have the perfect competition for you! Our amazing friends at The Wonderkind, are launching a new range of beautiful badges, each featuring an inspiring female designed by one of you! Between now and May 28th, you can express

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The SHONA Writing Competition

Here at SHONA, we believe in the power of storytelling, of sharing our experiences to empower ourselves and those around us. We know you have all struggled over the past year, to be honest, we have too. COVID has caused nothing but chaos since it reared its ugly head. You may have felt isolated, overwhelmed,

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5 Female Artists You Might Not Of Heard Of – By Aoife Dunne

If there’s one thing in this world that I love more than anything, it’s art. Everything about it: art history, performance art, paintings, sculpture, making art, looking at it, reading about it. If I could live in a gallery, I probably would. But here’s the thing: if you try to name a famous artist off

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Shona Heroes – Jacinda Ardern

Here at The Shona Project, we have a list as long as your arm of all the amazing women around the world that we consider our heroes. We’ve decided to dedicate Fridays to some of these women. We’ll tell you all about them but most importantly, we’ll tell you why we love them! Next up,

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Woop for Ella Nethercott! Young Filmmaker of the Year

Photo credit: Irish Examiner How cools is Ella Nethercott,? This 17-year old (yes you read that right!) Dubliner has just claimed the title of Ireland’s Young Filmmaker of the Year at Fresh International Film festival 2021 with ‘Learning to Dance Like a Bird‘. Ella’s short film ‘Learning to Dance Like a Bird‘, was chosen out

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5 things we are not going to do in the month of April

We love a fresh new month, and we think this is a perfect time to set ourselves a list of rules for the month. These don’t have to be strict rules, think of them more as a set of guidelines that we can follow to try to improve our lifestyle and mood.   Getting lost

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What is Empathy Anyway?

We hear the words ‘empathy‘ and ‘sympathy‘ a lot. They are both used all the time, and sometimes not correctly. So whats the difference? Here’s a really simple explanation… Sympathy = I get ya boo Empathy = I feel ya boo Sympathy means that you can see that the other person is struggling, and you acknowledge

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My Nanny and Me – Grace Marie Butler

On Thursday the 21st of November 2019 at 7:40 am, my wonderful grandmother left this world, took a piece of me with her, and left so many unexpected gifts behind. I find it so hard to talk about her now because I feel like quick words here and there just can not and will not

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