11 Rupi Kaur Poems To Squeeze You In The Feels…

When you’re feeling low, or unsure, or lost, or broken, and you need the universe to send you a sign, 99.9% of the time, a Rupi Kaur poem will show up in your Instagram feed and you will wonder how she knows and understands your soul on a cellular and cosmic level. At 25, Rupi

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Emma Gonzalez Proves That One Voice Can Create Change

As young people, we so often feel that there is little we can do to change the problems we see in the world around us. They are just so BIG and COMPLICATED. Where do we even start? Over the weekend, an 18 year old American high school student provided a masterclass in how to channel

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Today, We celebrate 100 years of Votes

Today the women of Ireland and the UK celebrate 100 years since we were give the right to vote. Well, some of us did. When the Representation of the People Act in 1918 became law on February 6th 1918, it initially only applied to women over 30 who owned land, or were educated, but it was

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The ‘F’ Word: By Katie

At the moment, I am writing a speech for the upcoming TEDxBallybofey which I have been asked to speak at. The theme is ‘Beyond Borders’ I am talking about the borders concerning gender. So it has got me thinking, why is feminism such a dirty word? I am a FEMINIST and I am not embarrassed

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How Sarah Doyle Learned to Love her Body

On Saturday last, Life Coach and Author, Sarah Doyle spent the day delivering her Empowered Women workshop to a packed room of women. Just afterwards, she launched her beautiful new book “Be Your Own Best Friend“. Its hard to believe that for ten years, Sarah struggled with a hidden eating disorder, and that she has

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Hands: A Coming Out Story

Alana Daly Mulligan is a spoken word artist, a filmmaker, an activist, an actress, a student, a Shona Ambassador and an all round legend. Today, she has shared her latest work, “Hands”, a spoken word film and coming out story. She says:  So in the spirit of new year, new me, I am very excited

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Why Kesha’s Grammy Performance is Everything

There clearly won’t be an awards show in 2018 that won’t have a strong statement to show that the females are reclaiming their power in the entertainment industry. This is important for all of us, as hopefully the effects of this cultural shift will spread far and wide, so all of us will reap the

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Demi Lovato Offers Free Counselling on her Tour

This week, Demi Lovato appeared on Good Morning America to announce that she will be offering free mental health counselling to fans who attend any of her “Tell me You Love Me” tour dates in the US. She has partnered with Cast Centers, the wellness center she co-owns with her Mike Bayer, who helped her

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Roses of Tralee go Makeup and Filter free 🌹

We need a bit of balance on our social media feeds. The highlight and contour is all well and lovely, but sometimes we need a little perspective. That’s why we love that the 2017 Roses of Tralee have formed a collective, and shown their beautiful bare faces to the world, in a bid to remind

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Womens March 2018: All The Best Speeches

January 2017 saw hundreds of thousands of protesters walk the streets of every major city in the US to take a stand against Trump’s presidency. The men, women and children peacefully ensured their voices were heard, mostly through the most genius signs you’ve ever seen. Much as we don’t agree with Trump, in any sense

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When Eboni Met Felispeaks

Nigerian born, and Longford raised, spoken word artist Felispeaks is talented, exciting, opinionated, articulate and original. Her poems are beautiful, and she delivers them with such intention that you can’t help but sit up and listen. For too long in Ireland we have just done what we always do. Our options in terms of how

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6 Kickass Girls from Around The World.

We love hearing about women from all over the world who are winning at life. Here are some that are on our radar at the moment….. Ash Soto Ash has a skin condition called vitiligo, and uses her Instagram account to celebrate her body, and encourage self-love and promote non-traditional types of beauty. “It took me a

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This “This is me” Video is What Your Heart Needs Right Now…

We always assume that the stars have it all figured out. Fearless, confident, talented, gifted, we could never do that, right? We just came across a clip of Keala Settle rehearsing our favourite song from our favourite film of 2018, “The Greatest Showman and proving that if we want to succeed, we need to feel the

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Stacey Solomon Continues to Keep it Real

Stacey Solomon is a breath of fresh air, and calls out the media constantly for setting unhealthy and unrealistic standards. She let her body hair grow wild and free for the whole of December, and covered her leg hair in glitter for Christmas, just to snazz things up a bit. Now, in an article for

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Megan Spreads her Wings 🕊️🕊️🕊️

Five years ago, Megan was diagnosed with an eating disorder. At the time she was very, very ill, and she faced a long battle to get well again. When we started The Shona Project in 2016, Megan was one of the first to sign up as an ambassador, and has shared her story (Here, here,

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You guys, Oprah just Out Oprah’d Oprah…

SOOOOO much happened at the Golden Globes last night, we can hardly contain ourselves. From the all black “Times Up” dress code, Saoirse winning best actress and ‘E!’ getting called out live on air for the pay gap. In fact, the whole “girl power” atmosphere was on point and sent a powerful message that a change

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SoSue Speaks Out About Online Trolling and Bullying

We’ve all seen it, maybe even been a part of it. Read the comments section of any prominent website, or scroll through twitter for more than 5 minutes and you will see the absolute vitriol that some people think is suitable to post online. We all think that celebrities, bloggers, and anyone who has an

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The “Izzy’s Wheels” girls have hit the big time…

The following post was first shared in November 2016. when both Izzy’s Wheels and The Shona Project were just babies, both inspired by the relationship between two sisters. We are DELIRAH and EXIRAH to hear that the girls will be appearing on The Late Late Show tonight with our friend Ryan. In honour of that,

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