Tell Me About It – A Shona Project Podcast

Have we got news for you! 😉 You’re going to have to sit down for this one.  Are you ready?   Thanks to our podcast extraordinaire Samantha Tabaldo, we are ready to drop our first ever series of our new Shona Project podcast “Tell Me About It”.   Our first series focuses on women that

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Weight Gain – A Chat With Friends by Megan

Talking to my friends about weight gain.  (I changed their names to keep their privacy!)   I have gained and lost weight countless times since the age of 13. There were times in my recovery from anorexia where weight gain happened without trying, and times where no matter how hard I tried I just couldn’t

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Tampons & Periods by Helen Keeble

Period talk can be a little awkward. It really shouldn’t be. Sometimes we feel too embarrassed to ask questions or ask for help because really, the world makes us feel like girls are just expected to know everything about periods. Well, don’t you worry! We have the perfect lady to fill you in on all

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Meditation For Your Mind, Body And Soul

So, is it just me, or is the go-to solution that is at the tip of everyone’s tongue for when you say you are stressed is, “have you tried meditation?”. That then is often followed by an eye roll, a scoff, or a combination of both by the stressed person. Don’t lie, we know that’s

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Show Us Your Bellies – The TikTok Duet Chain We Should All Know About

@see.en.nuh@xobrooklynne this is no doubt better than any other tik tok chain created♬ Side to Captain Hook – sound.remixes   Having a belly that hangs over your jeans is normal. Having a belly that doesn’t is normal too. Having any kind of belly is, you guessed it, normal! Having an endless TikTok scrolling session is

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Ask Steph: I really don’t like my body, like at all!

Hi Steph, I read somewhere that you work with eating disorders and stuff like that…well I don’t have an eating disorder but I really don’t like my body, like at all. I’m bigger than all my friends, and I’m taller too. We’re going into 5th year now and I know the girls will be starting

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So You Had A Bad Day? – By Emma

The past few months have been hard for everyone, so it’s completely understandable that we’ve all had some bad days, or just felt a bit low in general. With that in mind, I want to share with you some of the things that I do when I’m feeling down – some are self-care, some are

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An Interview With Intuitive Eating Ireland – By Clara

Diet culture surrounds us everywhere we go, telling us that we must look a certain way to be worthy in this society. This drives so many women and young girls to diet to fit the mold of an acceptable body size. Working to dismantle this narrative are the women behind Intuitive Eating Ireland, Sinead, and

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Recovery – By Megan

I never realised how hard it would be. How long it would take; it’s a process, not a goal. It doesn’t end, it just gets easier, and then hard again, and then easy, and then… You gain weight and others presume you’re better, that food is no longer an issue and that you are no

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Our Survival Handbook For Girls

Don’t be too mad at us but we’re going to be the ones to remind you that school is starting back soon. Don’t worry though! We have just the perfect little book that will make going back to school a whole lot easier! In 2019, some of you might be familiar with the cutest little

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My Story: By Kirsten Mate Maher

There was a period of time in my life where I’d have given anything to be white. I thought my life would be easier if I was white because I wouldn’t feel like I stuck out like a sore thumb when I walked into a room full of people or out onto a camogie pitch.

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The Middle Space: By Alexandra

Alexandra is many wonderful things, and being a member of the trans community is just one of them. This is her story, which we originally shared in 2017….. I currently occupy what I like to call the middle space. The middle space is that gap between male and female. It’s the difference between ‘sir’ and ‘miss’

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Loving Your Body and Your Mind: By Sophie

The most important day is the day you decide you’re good enough for you. It’s the day you set yourself free. Brittany Josephina This quote means a lot to me as a young woman. My name is Sophie and I am an Applied Health Care student studying in Waterford. The reason I chose to study

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Body Hair and Me: By Megan

Growing up, media representations I encountered of women always showed them hairless, smooth and shiny. I used to think only hippie type radical feminist women didn’t shave. Seeing body hair on women was something I never saw on TV or magazines. I think I was 11 when I first starting shaving, and from then on

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

My name is Naoishe and I’m 24.  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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I Will Go With You: By Joy

I have wanted to write this piece for a while now but I felt that I needed to do it properly and choose the right words and find the right message. I will say that if you are triggered by mentions of sexual harassment, it is discussed but not in detail. But if you know

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