20x 20: Lets get Behind This Movement

Its been a long time goal of The Shona Project to get more girls involved in sports. We believe passionately that its about time that girls and women’s sport is taken seriously in Ireland. In fact, this year, we’ve put our money where our mouth is and sponsored our first team, Park Rangers U14 girls

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“Girls Who Code” release visual album (and its your new jam)

Every great movement should have an anthem, a song that stirs the spirit and makes those involved feel united and powerful. “Girls Who Code” is a US based organisation that aims to close the gender gap in technology and computer science. To celebrate International Day of the Girl, they have released a visual album called

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Big News! RISE IS COMING!!!

We are so excited to tell you guys all about RISE2018, the conference we’ve been working on for the past few months, which takes place on Thursday next, October 11th, which also happens to be International Day of the Girl. We have partnered with our friends at Waterford Libraries and Beat 102103 to invite 350

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Working Girls: Buse Kanlikilic: Tattoo Artist

There was a time when tattoos were for bikers, the word “Mom” on a bicep, or “Love” and “Hate” across the knuckles. The elegant and refined world of fine art and the smoky, regret filled tattoo parlors on the ‘dodgy’ ends of town were as far away from each other as could ever be possible.

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Me and Me Mammy: By Libby

So I get that everyone thinks that their mam is like the best person in the whole world but guys seriously, my mam actually is. She’s going to cringe so hard when she reads that line. When I first decided to this interview I wasn’t sure if I’d even mention that she was my mam

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Me and My Music: Heather McGrath

Heather McGrath is a 21 year old singer/songwriter from Tramore, Co.Waterford. Following the release of her debut single ‘Intoxicate Me’, our ambassador Karen sat down for a chat with her about her love of music. The song has received glowing reviews and has been played on Rob O Connors ‘Irish Beats’ all within the first two

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This Baby Will Make Your Day….

This is the cutest thing you’ll see all day. All year, in fact. This little nugget is Liberty Wexler, who, aged 3 months, has already dressed up as many of history’s most powerful and accomplished women. She did have some help from her Mom, Jenelle, who told Today.com “I wanted to bring attention to these

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Who is your RISE hero??

We are so excited about this we may have pee’d just a little… We know that not all heroes wear capes, in fact, there are heroes walking among us in disguise every single day. Over the next few weeks, we are partnering with our friends at Beat 102103 and Always to celebrate girls who are brave,

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The story behind Hozier’s “Nina Cried Power” Video?

In case you haven’t see it yet, Hozier’s new single “Nina Cried Power” is a powerful celebration of some of the amazing people who are creating change in Ireland. These people, who all dedicate their time and energy to equality, civil rights, social equity and diversity, and the work they do will benefit all of

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Who is Mary Elmes?

Ireland has many great heroes in its history, but the story of Mary Elmes, and the estimated 427 lives she saved, should be celebrated and featured in every history book, because she was a BADASS. The wonderful Clodagh Finn has written an entire book on Mary, but she very kindly offered to give us the highlights,

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Your Heroes On Work Ethic

Do you ever look at successful women and wonder how they got so lucky? That’s your first mistake. Very few people do well based on luck alone. Most of the women who are at the top of their game have done so via steely determination and relentless work ethic. Malcom Gladwell says that it takes

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An important Twitter Thread about Serena Williams

Serena Williams is the greatest tennis player, and one of the greatest athletes, the world has ever seen. This summer, there was a bit of a to-do, when she started wearing a compression bodysuit to games. The bodysuit was specially created by Nike for her to prevent potentially life threatening blood clots due to birth

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Have You Guys Seen The Latest Cosmo Cover?

Well, this is new…. This week, the October issue of Cosmopolitan was unveiled, and there on the cover is superstar model Tess Holliday. Whats unusual about this? Well, Tess is a size 22, and Cosmo has never featured a plus sized model on its cover before. Dressed in a swimsuit, Tess poses on the cover blowing

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Our Katie Gave a TedX Talk!!

In July, Katie McGloin turned 18. She is now an adult, and can start being responsible, making plans and building her career. Expect Katie started all of that a long time ago. She didn’t wait until she could legally vote to think about how she could change the world, she has been blazing her own

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How To Overcome Life’s Toughest Days

Life is full of up’s and down’s, good days and bad, successes and failures. We’ve all had days from which we thought our hearts would never recover. Anyone who has ever experienced grief knows how utterly gut-wrenching it is, and how it takes every ounce of strength you can muster to help your broken heart

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Why Representation Matters, A Twitter Thread

We’ve never done this before. This post is literally just a series of tweets, which should apply to every minority, no matter what your race, sexuality, or gender. Representation matters. Kimberly says it all just perfectly…. You’re 8 years old. Your 3rd grade class orders chinese food & your father delivers it. You are so

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Aretha Franklin’s Most Iconic Moments

Oh our hearts are heavy today. Aretha Franklin, The Queen of Soul, passed away yesterday aged 76 after a 60 year career. Aretha was the original diva, and an inspiration to all the baby Divas that followed; Mariah, Whitney, Tina, Celine and all the way up to Ariana. Aretha owned every stage she stood on

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Female Scientists Start a Movement ⚛️

You guys all know our Head of Science and Gifs, Dr Claire Murray? Claire is currently based in the UK where she does amazing and fascinating work, whist finding time to encourage girls back here in Ireland to pursue the science and technology subjects. Last week, along with her friend and fellow scientist Dr Jess Wade, (who

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