Glee’s Most Emosh Tearjerkers 😢😢😢

If you’re a fan of music, a fan of emotions and a fan of diversity and inclusion, you’re probably already half way through the six seasons of Glee which landed on Netflix recently. The TV show, which launched in 2009 really changed the face of TV in terms of representation, and some of the musical

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‘Little Big Lies’, My Thoughts: By Libby

I don’t know about you guys but I’ve recently gotten hooked on the show Big Little Lies, which follows the lives of seemingly perfect mothers and their families. I really wanted to write about this show for The Shona Project because I think there’s so many messages that we, as girls, can take from it.

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PRIDE WEEK 🌈: 8 Shows with kickass Queer Lady Representation

Admittedly, I’m not much of a TV lover, it’s a lot of commitment, I’m impatient and would much prefer to watch ten films rather than a TV series. But alas, TV in the last few years has had some quality representation of the WLW variety. Here are some of my top picks: Supergirl (CW/DC Comics:

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PRIDE WEEK 🌈: What does being non-binary feel like?

Sometimes it’s like being invisible. Watching as eyes pass over you, or even stare through you, without ever focusing properly. Brushing your fingers over the spines of books that have magic and dragons but no one who feels like you. Scrolling through Netflix with much the same result. Filling out forms with two options: MALE

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PRIDE WEEK 🌈: Top 10 Films for Queer Ladies

Pride is this weekend, and we have been taken over by Alana for this week, who will providing us with education and inspiration from the LGBT+ community. As we know, representation is important, so today she shares her top 10 movies for LGBT ladies x Closets are lonely places with lots of dark corners that

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Lesbian Is My Label, Not My Box: By Isobel

Burst down these closet doors once and for all, and stand up and start to fight – Harvey Milk  Ladies, gents and non-binary friends, welcome to the gayest article you may ever read. It is pride month, and as such I am currently basking in the rainbow-hued light that June seems to emit. My name is Isobel Tiernan, I am sixteen

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YouTuber Keelin Moncreiff On Family Breakups

It was around Christmas time, my siblings and I were sitting at my kitchen table having your average Irish fry-up provided by Mum, who was 3 feet away in the kitchen cleaning up. My 11 or 12 year old little sister had naively asked if dad would be joining us on our summer holidays the next

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Working Girls! Joanne Devaney, Sheep Shearer 🐑

21 Year Old Joanne Devaney from beautiful Sligo  spends most of her time with her furry friends, turning them into less-furry friends. Joanne is a sheep shearer, and has been known to provide up to 200 haircuts on a given day. Growing up in the shadow of Benbulben mountain, Joanne has spent her entire life

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Why You Urgently Need To Watch Wingman: By Daisy

The best show on television right now has to be- Wingman. This RTE show had a lot to live up to. We had already all fallen in love with Baz Ashmawy and his amazing mother from “50 Ways to Kill Your Mammy”, and the trailers, ads and promo promised that this would be the unmissable

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Nailing No Makeup May: By Naoishe

You alone are enough:  Maya Angelou Last week I began the No make-up in May challenge in support of a campaign started by Sze Sze Yuan from the ‘Who Is Olivia Foundation’ https://whoisolivia.org/ to fight back against the unrealistic standards set by the beauty industry for women.  Most of us girls like to wear make up

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Remembering Kelly Catlin: By Amber

This is a beautiful post, written by Amber, which is very sad and features discussion on mental health and suicide… Kelly Catlin. Speak her name. Out loud. Will you remember it? You’ve likely heard of her death on the news, but that was over two months ago, and news moves fast, our lives moves faster,

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Why You Really Should Watch ‘Knock Down The House’

Knock Down the House” is a documentary that follows four women run in the 2018 primary elections. They are Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (a.k.a AOC), Cori Bush, Paula Jean Swearengin, and Amy Vilelain. These women are not career politicians. They are underdogs that came from a grassroots movement. I like many people grew up watching and rooting

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Book Club: The Tattooist of Auschwitz

For our Shona Book Club this month we decided to read The Tattooist of Auschwitz. It wasn’t an easy read but it was an important one. The Tattooist of Auschwitz is based on the true story of Lale and Gita Sokolov, two Slovakian Jews, two ordinary people living in an extraordinary time, deprived of their

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Taylors Back!

Oh Taylor we’ve missed you! While we were all asleep in our beds last night, the internet was loosing its minds as Taylor Swift released her new song and video. The song, called “ME”, features Panic! at the Disco frontman Brendan Urie. You guys, its a visual treat for eyes, with splashes of pastel paints,

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Comhairle na nóg and me: By Skye

A thing recently happened that blew my mind. I won a Garda youth award for my work in my local Comhairle Na Nòg. Now THAT, guys, (mostly) gals and non-binary pals, is an organisation you should look about joining (if you want to!). There’s a Comhairle in every county, and if you’re interested in politics,

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Have You Seen This New Earth Day Song….

This Monday is Earth Day, and to celebrate, rapper Lil Dicky has released a new start studded, if slightly bizzare song called “Earth”. The animated video, which is over 7 minutes long,  features lots of stars including Justin Bieber, Ariana Grande, Halsey, Shawn Mendes, Lil Yachty, Leonardo DiCaprio, Miley Cyrus, Katy Perry, Adam Levine, Charlie Puth,

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Celebrities Talk About Mental Health

A problem shared is a problem halved. At Shona, we believe that talking about our problems, and admitting that we feel vulnerable is incredibly freeing. Trying to keep up the facade that we live perfect lives is exhausting. Creating connections with others who feel like we do creates stronger and longer lasting friendships. Its really

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Why Marsai Martin is your new Queen

If you’re planning on hitting the cinema over the Easter break, may we respectfully insist that you go see Marsai Martin’s movie ‘Little’. Its very funny, super sassy and beautifully stylish. But more than that, we need to get behind Marsai as she rewrites the rules of Hollywood. Let us make our case…. Marsai is

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