Is Period Poverty Really a Thing in Ireland?

Every day, all across Ireland, people are struggling to make ends meet. “Period Poverty” is a huge issue for women and girls, who sometimes have to make a choice between buying a meal, or buying sanitary products. So many of us take these items for granted, but in the UK, 137,700 girls missed school in

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Jessie J’s new video celebrates all our heavenly bodies 👸

Has anyone noticed a huge change in women’s music over the last few years? Gone are the days where songs were featured broken hearted girls, or lost and lonely princesses waiting for their prince to arrive and rescue them. These days female music is all about empowering ourselves and each other, setting standards for ourselves,

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You Should really be dancing RN. Here’s why…

Whether its a beautifully controlled rendition of Swan Lake in front of an audience or a good old twerk to a bit of Nikki Minaj in your bedroom, there are so many reasons why Dance is good for you. You don’t have to be good at it to reap the benefits. You just have to

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U2’s New Video Celebrates Dublin’s LGBT+ Youth

U2 are as much a part of Irish culture as St Patrick himself. They created anthems which saw us through our biggest challenges, the troubles in the North, equality, loss and so on. Over the past 42 years their songs have been anthems, and most of us grew up in homes with at least 3

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My War With OCD: Rebecca Ryan

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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The Girl Who Made Periods Cute…

Nobody likes talking about periods. Period. They may not be fun, but they’re for sure nothing to be ashamed of. And the more we talk about them, the more empowered we are to deal with issues such as menstruation. Californian artist, Annie Wong wanted to shift the stigma and turn periods into something positive, and

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ICYMI: Guest Post: On Insecurities

This post was originally shared in 2016, just as Rachel was about to turn 18. As she looked back on her teenage years, she thought about the insecurities she struggled with and wrote this beautiful essay for us: I can still remember the moment it happened. The moment insecurities became a feature in my life.

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Jameela Jamil Wants To Know What You Weigh??

If you watch “The Good Place” on Netflix, you will already be familiar withe the be-oootiful and talented Jameela Jamil. The English actress, presenter and model has just launched a unique Instagram account called “I Weigh” after a post she shared on her personal account last month was applauded by pretty much everyone who saw

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On Ugly Girls

Ugly girls are a bit like unicorns and the troll that lives under your bed in that they only exist in our minds. Do you only take pics on Snapchat because you are horrified at the thought of sharing an unfiltered selfie? Do you think all of your friends are way prettier than you? Are

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When your body just won’t co-operate: By Naoishe

My name is Naoishe and I’m 22.  When I was 16 I went to France with my family for transition year. I loved languages and settled in really well. I was playing tennis, swimming, doing yoga, cycling through the French vineyards and going to the beach with my new French friends. Life was great! I

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How To Build A Girl: By Caitlin Moran

You can tell instantly when they step towards you… The posture, the sleeves over their hands, there is something in their eyes. These are the girls who are struggling right now Some of them are hard and tense with overeating Others are anorexic and feel like starving baby birds when you hug them, They’re like

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Recognising Eating Disorder Awareness Week: By Megan

Eating Disorder Awareness Week 2018 runs from the 26th of February to the 4th of March. This year’s theme is ‘Why Wait’, which aims to spread the importance of early intervention among Eating Disorders. Someone with an ED waits, on average, 3 years until they reach out for help, and this EDAW we want to

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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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