On Ugliness……

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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Going on the pill; what to expect: By Libby

When I was fourteen, I was at a sleepover with my “girls” and one of them asked me if I could pass her some toothpaste from her bag and when I looked for it, my stomach dropped. I saw a little packet of blue tablets. She was dying. That could be the only possible reason

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What To Watch: Warrior

In a bid to keep your timelines positive and inspiring, we’re committed to scouring the internet for the very best it has to offer. If you watch anything over the next few weeks, we really recommend “Orla Tinsley: Warrior”. Orla, who is originally from Kildare, has battled Cystic Fibrosis (explained here) for her whole life.

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How to be beautiful: By Libby

I have spent most of my short life thinking about beauty. Trying to define it. Or at least understand it. As a little girl, I was obsessed with Barbie. I loved her long hair and legs and pink everything. And I used to spend hours  watching my mother get dressed up for a night out.

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The Truth About Eating Disorders: By Michelle

This week is Eating Disorder awareness week, and there has been lots of positive, informative and inspiring stories, articles and interviews shared online and in the media. One piece that really sticks out to us was this radio documentary made for Beat102103 by Michelle Heffernan. We have always said that there is nothing more powerful

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50 Things Your Body Does For You: By Izzy

All this week is Eating Disorder Awareness Week. As someone who has struggled with body image and self-acceptance, it’s often difficult to appreciate my body without demanding it to look perfect. So below, I’ve compiled a list of things that our body does for us.   Hug your loved ones.  Drink tea.  Feel the sun on your cheeks. 

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Why You Really Should Be Dancing…..

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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Lets Try Body Neutrality, By Amber

Body, body, body. What comes to mind when you read that word? Perhaps sports, perhaps health, doctors, or perhaps something far more likely: weight. Why? Weight is something girls will become aware of; boys too. Nobody is immune. The best way I can describe diet culture is this : it seeps. Snapchat ads of bellies

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F*%K New Years Diets: By Libby

“Ships are safer in the harbour but that is not why they are made” We were not put on this earth to lose weight. To be smaller or quieter or to take up less room than we are supposed to. It’s a scary thought. That there is another, dangerously free life out there. A life

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Get Your Butt To FEMFEST on Saturday!!

Are you a girl aged 16-25?  Do you like being inspired??? Can you get to Dublin on Saturday? Our friends at the National Womens Council have arranged an amazing event called ‘Femfest’ which takes place this Saturday November 30th in the Radisson Blu, Golden Lane Dublin 8. This amazing day allows you to take part

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Hugs Are Important! Its Proper Science!

There are two types of people in this world. Those who are huggers, and those who aren’t. Which are you??? Its completely up to you which camp you fall into, there’s no judgement here. However, according to science, hugging is really really good for your health. Virginia Satir once said… We need four hugs a

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A helpful Glossary of sexual terms and words to help you be sound.

LGBTQAI+ – It’s all in the plus 😄 As someone who works in the area of sexuality, I sometimes forget that all of the letters can look like a crazy confusing bowl of alphabetti spaghetti to someone who isn’t so familiar – and that’s OK! As terms evolve and people discover more ways to express themselves,

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My Own Revolution: By Abigail ❤️

For so long the fast fashion industry has made people feel like they’re not enough, have to look a certain way and they have to dress a certain way. The fast fashion industry has made us feel like we have to keep up with the latest “trends” that they change every two weeks, they make

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learning !!! to !!! love !!! your !!! body!!!: By Abigail

I have such a weird relationship with my body and my self confidence. It’s become the “norm” for people to slag their own appearance and disagree with compliments about themselves but I think it’s time we put all that energy into loving our bodies.  When I went away for the summer I was so so scared

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Jesy Nelson on the Dark Side of Fame

In a new documentary called “Odd One Out”, Little Mix star, Jesy Nelson has opened up about how the vile and cruel comments she received online drove her to attempt to take her own life. Thrown into the spotlight after winning The X Factor in 2010, Jesy was immediately hit by online bullies in the

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Demi On Learning To Love Her Body

Question, what do you see when you look at this picture? There’s only one word that comes to our minds, and its FIERCE! By posting this photo earlier today, Demi Lovato says that she has conquered “biggest fear” by showing her fans what she looks like without Photoshop. “This is my biggest fear. A photo

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Oprah’s Amazing Racism Experiment

Over 27 years ago Oprah conducted an experiment about racism with her audience that was so powerful, its still being talked about today. As the Oprah team ushered the 300 audience members into the studio, they secretely divided them into two groups based on their eye colour. Those with blue eyes were put into one

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