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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10 things to do to boost your mood

The past year and a bit has been super tough for many people, with loads of us facing a new reality and upheaval to our daily lives. Social distancing and social isolation have become our norm and it’s very difficult to remain positive and uplifted during these times. This is completely normal, but for those

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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 night’s 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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Eating Disorder Awareness Week With Megan

It’s Eating Disorder Awareness Week, and I thought I’d write something about where I stand now in relation to my recovery from anorexia, something I’ve been writing about for Shona for the past 4 years. I used to post and share a lot on social media about eating disorder recovery and my experience with anorexia

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SHINE Festival 2021

Hold on to your hats people!!  Are you ready for our BIGGEST EVER ANNOUNCEMENT!!!   Shona fans will know that we love nothing more than to put on a big event! For us, it doesn’t get much better than bringing as many girls and as many inspiring women into one room as we possibly can!

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5 Self-Defence Moves Every Girl Should Know

We’ve all seen the clip from Miss Congeniality where Gracie Harte played by Sandra Bullock takes us through the self-defence technique ‘SING’. We hold our hands up and we admit to giggling at the scene as Gracie throws her partner around the stage during the demonstration. But how important is it for young women to

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You've Got This! by Tammy Darcy, founder of the Shona Project

Hey, I wrote a book… no really!! By Tammy

When I was a little girl, all I ever wanted to be was a writer. I loved books, and would devour them often in one sitting, Roald Dahl and Enid Blyton were my favourites. We used to travel from the South to the West of Ireland every summer to visit family, and we had a

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Why Is Yoga Good For You? – By Fiona

We’ve said it once and we’ll say it again. We have the most amazing group of ambassadors who have such an amazing range of talent. We even happen to have our very own Yogi, @missfiyoga .  So with lockdown 3.0 in full flow, we thought we would give yoga a go. We asked Fiona, “why

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Angelina Jolie Has Some Advice For Anyone Experiencing Abuse

We all know Angelina Jolie has always had a passion for raising awareness regarding social issues, especially through her work with the United Nations Human Rights Campaign. She’s currently promoting the UN’s 16 Days of Activism campaign “to prevent and end violence against women and girls,” and during an interview, she gave some advice for anyone who

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Shameless – A Transition Year Project

We have some brilliantly inspiring young girls on this Island of ours and recently, a group of TY girls from the Sacred Heart School in Tullamore reached out to us. As a part of their Transition Year course, they have to work on a programme where they are challenged to take on a social issue

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The One Word We Need To Cut From Our Vocab…

What’s your least favourite word? We’ve been talking about this and came up with the following… Moist…. Orifice…. Methinks….. Fab….. Smeg…… The C-word, (you know yourself). But if we had to choose one word to eradicate from the vocabulary of every teenage girl it would be this… We girls put ourselves under huge pressure to

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What is the Discord image leak? By Daisy

We’ve all seen and heard the outrage on social media this week about thousands of leaked photos of Irish females. It has once again highlighted the need for more education around consent, respect and confidentiality. Daisy has been following online, here’s what you need to know…. So… What’s Going On?? Basically, a big file was

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Understanding Eating Disorders Workshop

“Understanding Eating Disorders” A workshop hosted by Sarah Doyle & Steph Golds in association with The Shona Project   Eating disorders are complex issues that affect many people. They can be quite difficult to understand, both for the people who experience them, and the people who care about those who experience them. At this workshop

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Ireland's newest TikTok Challenge

Ireland’s Newest TikTok Challenge – Shine4Shona

  Have we got news for you! We think it’s about time that The Shona Project gets with the times, joins TikTok, and creates Ireland’s Newest TikTok Challenge, do you agree? We can’t let Jason Derulo and our very own ambassador, Ruth Codd have all the fun! To celebrate our new TikTok channel (you can

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What 2020 Has Taught Our Ambassadors

So 2020 is something we thought could only exist in a movie. Australia caught on fire, we lost NBA legend Kobe Bryant, his daughter and friends in a helicopter crash, there was a huge explosion in Beirut that caused over 200 deaths and a massive amount of devastation and not to forget, to top off the

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Hey! Watch Lizzo on Letterman, here’s why…

If you don’t know who Lizzo is, then you must be living under a rock. The self-named bad b*tch is a total inspiration for body positivity aswell as ALL of the other things and we love her for it. Her realness and ability to call people out when they try to body shame her is

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Tips To Get Your Day Off To A Great Start

Mornings, ughhhhhhh! Is there anything more annoying than that one person who is insanely perky and happy first thing in the morning when all you want to do is be a zombie for a while and drink your tea/coffee and wake up properly? We recommend you sit down for this one because we are going

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Secrets of Teen Girls by Róisín Curran

We were put in contact with Róisín, a Transition Year student, about a project she was working on. Her teacher was astounded with her work and thought it needed to be shared with the world, and wow, we think the same! We hopped into action and contacted Róisín because we needed to know why she

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