Nine Smart Things That Mary Robinson Once Said

In honour of Seachtain Na Gaeilge, we’d like to speak about one of the coolest Irish women we know of. Mary Robinson is one of the most inspirational women Ireland has ever known. She was one of the first to take an axe to a very thick and reinforced glass ceiling, tearing it down so

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Galentine's Day

Happy Galentine’s Day!

February, the month of love and chocolates, and apparently, the month of made-up holidays! Move over Valentine’s day, there’s a new ‘fake’ holiday in town and it’s called Galentine’s Day! While Valentines Day, February 14th, is a lovely way to celebrate your other half, in recent years this new phenomenon has come along that encourages gathering

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What I Learned From Selena Gomez

Joy has been a Senior Ambassador with The Shona Project since way back in the day. Today, she wanted to share the things she learned from Selena Gomez’s new documentary, My Mind & Me.  I just finished watching Selena Gomez’s personal documentary, ‘My Mind & Me’ and I wanted to share some of the insights

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5 Life Lessons I Learned from Vicky Phelan.

This post was written by our founder, Tammy in 2018. Vicky was a hero to all of us, and inspired the entire Shona community. She taught us so much about speaking up for ourselves, trusting our gut, and being advocates for ourselves. Our thoughts and prayers are with her husband Jim, her daughter Amelia, her

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Megan Thee Stallion creates Mental Health Platform

We sometimes forget that celebrities are just like us in lots of ways, and while Megan Thee Stallion is a queen, she’s no different. In her song “Anxiety” she sings that she’s  “a bad b*tch, and [she] got bad anxiety.” But in this case, Megan has really put her voice behind the issue, and she

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Nominate a Neurodiversity Champion!

There are so many amazing organisations across Ireland that support diversity in all its forms, and one of those amazing organisations is Neurodiversity Ireland.  They believe that the world is made up of two types of brains, neurotypical and neurodivergent, creating a neurodiverse environment. At Shona, we love to celebrate and embrace our differences, which

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Career Spotlight: Emer Kelly – Life As A 22 Year-Old Councillor

Here at Shona, we are all about representing girls, women and non-binary people from all backgrounds, but we especially love when we get to meet someone who is stepping outside of what we consider “the norm”. So today we would like to introduce you to Councillor Emer Kelly. Emer is 22 years old and has

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IWD 2022 – Here Are The Women Who Inspire Us

IT’S INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY!!! IWD is a worldwide day in which we celebrate the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. Celebrated since 1911, today is really special as it doesn’t belong to any one country, organisation, charity or political group. It’s a day for all of us. IWD is always a very busy day

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Shona Meets – Emma Coffey, CEO of FinalBend

At Shona, we’re so inspired by young women who are feeling the fear and doing it anyway. One of our heroes is Emma Coffey. This 20-year-old legend from Cork has taken her “small pandemic side hustle”, FinalBend, into a hugely successful brand, using TikTok as a tool to build a community of dedicated fans. So,

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Celebrating Hijabi Women In Sport – By Eiman

Inspired by a post on social media, Eiman decided to write this article for us, highlight some of the unsung heroes, paving the way for the younger generation of hijabi women in sport.    For every well-known woman fighting to break barriers every day, there are about 10 quiet heroes, who don’t even know they’re

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Shona Meets – Margaret O’Connor

  Our SHINE Festival in March 2021 was a roaring success, smashing all of our targets with 40,000 girls attending. Over 80 incredible, authentic and badass women joined us to celebrate being a girl for 3 whole days! This got us thinking, what other incredible women are out there that we haven’t met just yet? 

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Shona Meets – Orla O’Doherty

Our SHINE Festival in March 2021 was a roaring success, smashing all of our targets with 40,000 girls attending. Over 80 incredible, authentic and badass women joined us to celebrate being a girl for 3 whole days! Over the next few weeks, we’ll be catching up with some of the speakers to share why we

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