Maybe She’s Born with it, Maybe Its the Breast Cancer Gene

As a twenty two year old I will readily admit that there is a lot to life I have yet to figure out. With the help of my parents I have made my way through the education system and have recently graduated from university. I have enjoyed adventures in over twenty countries and hope to

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Stuff You Need To Quit For Lent: By Eboni

Whether religion is your bag or not, Eboni has a list of things we should think about giving up for Lent. Well, forever actually, but lets start with Lent….. Negative thoughts – Especially about yourself. There will literally always be a positive in every negative situation, and it’s within your power to find it. Where

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8 Habits That are Damaging Your Brain

Routines may be boring at times, but for some of us, they help us to plan, and stop us from stressing to much about how our day is going to pan out. Also, our brains have, quite frankly, enough to be dealing with. All of those routines become habits, and some are good, but some

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Sophie Meets: Laylah Beattie

Laylah Beattie is a Dublin-based writer and model. She is currently undergoing a gender transition while modelling, maintaining a busy social life, producing YouTube videos and trying her best to live the life of a young person. Late last year, she appeared on The Late Late show along with Caitlin Jenner, who said that she looked

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Ask the GP: Are My Boobs Normal?

How long do we spend looking at our boobaloobas in the shower and wondering if they are normal? We asked our resident GP, Dr Sharon O’Donnell to answer some of the questions that we are often afraid to ask… Boobs, jugs, knockers, tits, mammary glands- whatever you call them your breasts are yours to keep

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How Sarah Doyle Learned to Love her Body

On Saturday last, Life Coach and Author, Sarah Doyle spent the day delivering her Empowered Women workshop to a packed room of women. Just afterwards, she launched her beautiful new book “Be Your Own Best Friend“. Its hard to believe that for ten years, Sarah struggled with a hidden eating disorder, and that she has

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10 Genuinely Interesting Facts about Periods

Periods eh? Your monthly little reminder from Mother Nature that you are a superhuman who can do just about anything, and whose body is a miracle of engineering. A MAJOR inconvenience and something we’d all rather not deal with, but we get through it with the help of copious amounts of ice-cream, a good winge

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Roses of Tralee go Makeup and Filter free 🌹

We need a bit of balance on our social media feeds. The highlight and contour is all well and lovely, but sometimes we need a little perspective. That’s why we love that the 2017 Roses of Tralee have formed a collective, and shown their beautiful bare faces to the world, in a bid to remind

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Stacey Solomon Continues to Keep it Real

Stacey Solomon is a breath of fresh air, and calls out the media constantly for setting unhealthy and unrealistic standards. She let her body hair grow wild and free for the whole of December, and covered her leg hair in glitter for Christmas, just to snazz things up a bit. Now, in an article for

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Guest Post: Is The Beauty Industry Bad or Good?

The beauty industry gets a bad rap these days. But is it a good or a bad thing? We asked Gemma Fitzpatrick from the Beauty Boudoir to tell us what she thinks. Rather than write a guest post, she preferred to make a Vlog to share her view, and discuss the pro’s and the con’s.

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A Chat With Dublin Captain Sinead Aherne

  In 2017, Sinead Aherne captained the Dublin football team that claimed all Ireland Victory. In November she picked up her 6th All Star award, making her the most decorated Dublin All-Star recipient in history. In short, shes a badass. At Shona, we are passionate about girls getting and staying involved in sport (sorry to

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Barbie Just Got Real…

God bless her, but Barbie has been trying really hard lately to become more relatable, and we have acknowledged her attempt to become more diverse in this previous post. This week, one of our readers introduced us to Trophy Wife Barbie, a parody account run on Instagram by Annelies Hofmeyr, a conceptual artist, and it is

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Part 2: Drugs, Alcohol and Consent

Yesterday we asked Elaine Byrnes about her tips on how to talk about consent. But what happens when alcohol or drugs are involved? I know you have looked at how alcohol and drugs can affect our experiences of “hooking up”. For our underage readers who may be experimenting, is there any advice you can share

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Lets Talk About Consent (Part One)

Elaine Byrnes is the go-to woman when it comes to talking about consent. Not only has Elaine done loads of research in the area she has also helped to put together a programme for college students AND is on her way to completing her PhD! She’s super smart and a really sound down to earth

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Guest Post: Siofra’s Journey with Fibromatosis

20 year old Siofra lives in Northern Ireland, and has recently been diagnosed with a rare illness. She recently started sharing her journey on Twitter, and hopes to raise awareness of the condition, and help others who are also struggling. Here’s a little piece she wrote for us… My name is Siofra and I’m 20

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ICYMI: Nope, Still Not Asking For It.

Ellen Sheehan is a transition year student in Eureka Secondary School, in Kells County Meath, Ireland. She wrote this piece on her blog about how people react to the clothes we wear. Please follow Ella’s blog at https://unspokenbutdefinitelyfelt.wordpress.com/ I had and always will be the girl, who thrives off the idea of beauty. Who loves the

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Is Modelling Really Glam? By January Winters

January Winters is one of Ireland’s most successful models. We were wondering if modelling as a career really is the glam life we thought it was. So we asked her. Here’s what she has to say…..  Let me be honest, modelling isn’t all it’s cracked up to be. I originally thought models flew around in

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Why Melanie Murphy is your Spirit Animal

We heard this one time that there is more material on youtube at the moment than has ever been shown in the history of TV. Think abut that for one second. Who even has time to digest all of that information? Watching gamers playing games, watching gamers watching gamers watching games, stoned teenage lads faceplanting

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