Active* Consent – An Ambassador’s POV

Consent culture is developing at a rapid pace in Ireland, but what is it like to be a consent workshop facilitator? Amy, Naomi, Caoimhe, and Saorla tell us about their experiences of recently acting as consent ambassadors at The National College of Art and Design (NCAD) in Dublin. Caoimhe is the Vice President for Welfare

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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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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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Anna Geary’s “Why Girls Quit Sport”

Whether you know her for wearing a red jersey for Cork, as a coach on Ireland’s Fittest Family or bopping her way across the dance floor on Dancing With the Stars, over the last few years, Anna Geary has become a name we all know and love. Just like us here at SHONA, Anna aims

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Why Sport & Movement Are Great For You

Do you ever find yourself in a funk or a mood and have no idea how to get out of it? Well, we have asked our Shona Ambassador and health psychology expert Orna Murray to talk about how movement can unlock way more energy and help you to feel more positive and open. Body &

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Didn’t Get Those Points? – by Tara

In a weird way, I was lucky to have had a little bit of a different leaving cert experience than most others have. I say “in a weird way” because it wasn’t exactly lucky that I was depressed during my leaving cert. However, it did allow me to have a very different perspective on the

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10 Movies That Hit You Right In The Feels

We love nothing more than a good movie! And especially those that hit us right in our feels. The movie doesn’t necessarily have to be sad, just something that hits you emotionally, something you can relate to, or something that makes you think about your role in the world differently. Whether those feelings are good,

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The Shona Heroes: Amandla Stenberg

If you’re a Hunger Games fan, you’ll already know Amandla Stenberg. She played the adorable Rue and was awarded a Teen Choice award for her performance. Amandla has been acting since the age of 12 and has been an activist for almost as long. Her journey to becoming a true role model for us all

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Let’s Talk About Sex!

It’s time to talk about the ‘S’ Word. So, let’s do it! In the olden days (as in, the ’90s and forever before that), young people were expected to figure out sex and all it entails without ever talking about it. This meant that they had all sorts of assumptions and expectations that weren’t particularly

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The Shona Heroes- Megan Rapinoe

This name may ring a bell as Megan Rapino is a professional soccer player who captains the United States, national team. She holds the title of The Best FIFA Women’s play from 2019 and helped her team win gold at the 2020 London Summer Olympics, 2015 Fifa Women’s World Cup, and 2019 FIFA Women’s World

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Do You Like Likes Too Much?

We don’t know when or how it happened, it kinda snuck upon us. Life used to be about living wild and free, pursuing freedom, happiness, love and contentment. Now it’s pretty much all about pursuing those likes. Did you ever hear the saying, “If a tree falls in a forest and no one is around to hear it, does it

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SHONA Summer School 2021

Having time off from school is usually amazing! But this year we’ve missed out on so much, we’re thirsty for new opportunities to meet new people, try new things, and celebrate who we are as young women. How about you? For the second year, The Shona Project is offering the girls of Waterford an inspirational

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Presentation Butterflies? Here’s what you can do!

Standing up at the top of a class, looking down onto all of your classmates, or eyeballing them over Zoom can be daunting. For many of us, those butterflies in your belly decide to have a dance party, your mouth gets dry and your heart starts racing. Yep, we’ve all been there. Public speaking of

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Guest Post: 5 Ways to Love Your Body

We are often told that we should love the body that we are in, to embrace our curves and how strong is the new skinny.  But do we actually follow/ believe this advice or do we still focus on the areas of our bodies we want to change? The following 5 steps might help you become

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10 Genuinely Interesting Facts about Periods

With the amazing announcements from both Lidl and Careplus Pharmacy recently,  in their bids to try and help end period poverty, we thought it would be fitting to share some weird and wacky facts about periods with you. Because as weird and all as our periods are, hold on to your knickers because things are

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Free by Megan

Over the past year, hearing people say they miss their freedom was something I honestly couldn’t fully relate to. I knew that when lockdown ends I’d still have restrictions placed on my life, by me. I haven’t felt free in a long time. I gave myself guidelines to live by that always created a barrier

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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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