Do you look like your selfie?

Selfie culture has taken over our lives, and we all have to admit that sometimes that candid photo we just shared took 362 takes from 578 angles with 11 different filters. Look, there’s no harm in wanting to put your best side out. As long as we keep some form of perspective, and as long

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Louise McSharry: ultimate girl crush

In case you don’t already know, DJ, author and all round legend Louise McSharry is the dream best friend you didn’t know you needed. If you follow her on Instagram, you already feel like you know her. You’ve seen her funny, confident and oh so glamourous but you’ve also seen her sweaty, sleep deprived and

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Periods around the world

Earlier this week, the brilliant Womens Podcast did a great episode about periods, with Dr. Ciara Kelly. Up until we heard it, we thought that it was  illegal to talk about periods and vaginas out loud and in public. Is it not true that should you do so you will burst into flames and have

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Guest Post: How to Challenge society.

It’s been an amazing experience being involved with Kick Like a Girl but we’re nowhere near done yet. For anyone who hasn’t heard of Kick Like a Girl, we’re a group of 16 year old girls from South Dublin. Our aim is to promote ladies Gaelic football and Camogie and encourage young girls to start

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Maura Fay: MMA Queen

A number of weeks ago, we first met Maura Fay, who took up MMA at 32 and was training for her first fight. Well, shes back with an update. And yes, the above picture is a MASSIVE spoiler. Maura overcame huge challenges and put mind over matter to win with a TKO in the blink

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Dude has opinion about women in sport… Yawn.

Yesterday, as the Womens Rugby World Cup kicked off in Dublin, former Ireland International David Corkery shared some opinions on his Facebook page about whether or not women should play the sport in the first place. In the very long post (read it below) David raised some concerns which he acknowledged would probably bring some

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Chloe Moretz on Body Shaming

Chloe Grace Moretz has been on our screens since the age of 7, appearing in movies such as Kick Ass, Hugo and Carrie, so its not really surprising to see her listed in Variety’s 2017 Power of Young Hollywood issue. Still though, it seems that no matter how high up the ladder you climb as

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Meet Kerrie Leonard; Archer Extrordinaire

26 year old Kerrie Leonard from Culmullen Co. Meath has been in a wheelchair since she was in a farm accident aged 6. Shes a woman of many passions, a horse breeder, a photographer and an international archer. Kerrie comes from the “go hard or go home” school, and has invested greatly in her sport

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Guest Post: Too fat for summer

My hair is frizzier than ever, my jumper collection has been packed away and the sun is shining. It looks like summer has finally arrived on the little island of Ireland! I am so excited to go to outdoor cinemas, to eat ice cream by the sea and to laze about in the garden with

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5 Reasons you can’t sleep

Ah Bed. Everyone’s favourite place to be. We sometimes forget how important a decent nights sleep is in order for us to get through the day; mentally, physically and emotionally. Lack of sleep has a direct effect on your hormone levels, moods, weight, concentration, and ability to deal with it all. And yet, the struggle

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Be A Tiger. Earn Your Stripes

So there you are… minding your own business… growing up. Accumulating an acceptable number of friends and average number of likes across your many social media accounts. Generally avoiding embarrassing haircuts and dodgy schoolyard incidents. When all of a sudden one day you look in the mirror and discover zebra-like pink and purple stripes breaking

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“To the bone” A review: by Megan

‘ “I’m sorry I’m not a person anymore, I’m a problem, and it’s my fault” When I saw the trailer for ‘To the Bone’ for the first time, I was honestly very worried for its release, as seeing only a few clips from the film sparked a trigger reaction. For those who have not heard

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My experience with TTM (Hair Pulling)

Trichotillomania (TTM), otherwise known as Trich, is a disorder where people pull out their hair, one strand at a time, from their scalp, eyelashes, eyebrows or other parts of the body. It can be very traumatic for sufferers. Today, Shannon shared her own experience with us, teaching us more about the condition… I’m gonna talk

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A minor epiphiny: By Megan

As someone who struggles with anxiety and depression, I’m not one to exercise regularly. Getting out of the house to jog, run or walk causes me stress I view as unnecessary, so I usually rule out exercise. However, when I don’t go out and move in some way, shape, or form, my anxiety seems to

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5 Must watch movies about women in sport

Twenty five years ago, a movie called ‘A league of Their own,’ starring Tom Hanks, Geena Davis and Madonna was released. It told the story of The Rockford Peaches, a women’s baseball team that competed in a women’s league created during the war, when all the men were away, to keep the baseball leagues from

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Why Maura Took up MMA

Here at TSP, we are always looking for new and interesting stories about Irish women who are trying new things, overcoming challenges, or inspiring others. One of our readers, Louise recently told us about Maura Fay, who has recently taken up MMA fighting. Laura said that she considers Maura to be inspirational, and suggested that

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Girlfest 2017 Highlights

This weekend, we finally got to share the fabulous Girlfest in Garter Lane Arts Centre, Waterford. The dancers had all been invited to choreograph pieces to express themselves, their personalities and their experiences as girls, growing up in Ireland today. Congratulations to all the girls, and to their fabulous leader and choreographer, Trish Roche. If

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How exercise heals my mind: By Ash

I love exercise. I genuinely do. Now don’t get me wrong it requires energy, motivation and willpower which I’ll be honest, I lack. But I still love exercise. Anytime I do some sort of exercise I feel great after it. All the studies show that it releases great endorphins and makes you feel good and

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