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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Misty Copeland’s letter to her 13 Year Old Self…

As the first ever African American female principle dancer of the American Ballet Theatre, Misty Copland takes her role as a ground breaker and role model very seriously. Watch her move like a literal angel here. Recently, she wrote a letter to her 13 year old self on the topic of beauty for Glamour magazine.

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My Favourite Science Books: By Dr Claire Murray

The hustle and bustle of Christmas can often feel a little overwhelming. Presents to be bought, projects to be finished, people to visit… To be honest at some point it can feel like a bit too much. To make matters worse, once we get through this we can all be a bit harsh on ourselves

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How the #TimesUp Campaign Means Business

Just before Christmas we told of how the “The Silence Breakers” had been named Time Magazine’s Person of the Year, having started to the #metoo campaign that encouraged thousands of women (and men) to demolish the wall of secrecy that existed in a male dominated and badly behaved Hollywood. But this was only the start,

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A Chat With Dublin Captain Sinead Aherne

  In 2017, Sinead Aherne captained the Dublin football team that claimed all Ireland Victory. In November she picked up her 6th All Star award, making her the most decorated Dublin All-Star recipient in history. In short, shes a badass. At Shona, we are passionate about girls getting and staying involved in sport (sorry to

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The Oceans 8 Trailer is here and, Oh My…

We’ve been hearing about this movie for what seems like 150 years, but finally, the Oceans 8 trailer has landed. And it looks epic. The movie is a take on the Oceans 11 and 12 movies, about gangs working together on a heist, but this time, its the girls turn. Sandra Bullock and her squad

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“The Lavender Menace” By Katie

Have you ever heard the term ‘The Lavender Menace’? I hadn’t, that is until I watched ‘She’s Beautiful When She’s Angry’ on Netflix a couple of months ago, which I loved! (Yeah, there’s a real trend in my Netflix recommendation, previous article) The documentary studies the inspiring and fearless women who spearheaded the Women’s Movement

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Barbie Just Got Real…

God bless her, but Barbie has been trying really hard lately to become more relatable, and we have acknowledged her attempt to become more diverse in this previous post. This week, one of our readers introduced us to Trophy Wife Barbie, a parody account run on Instagram by Annelies Hofmeyr, a conceptual artist, and it is

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The World Supports Bullied Boy..

Keaton Jones, from Tennessee in the US, shared a video of her son Keaton, having had to pick him up from school because he was scared of his bullies. The poor kid was being mercilessly picked on by other kids and couldn’t figure out why people would be so cruel. Neither can we. Kimberly said,

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Part 2: Drugs, Alcohol and Consent

Yesterday we asked Elaine Byrnes about her tips on how to talk about consent. But what happens when alcohol or drugs are involved? I know you have looked at how alcohol and drugs can affect our experiences of “hooking up”. For our underage readers who may be experimenting, is there any advice you can share

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BBC’s Christmas Ad Will Hit Your Feels Hard

Its the most wonderful time of the year, we can’t WAIT for Christmas! The run up to the day itself can be a little intense, as we’re bombarded with media messages about how we need to spend spend spend to show our loved ones how much we care. From Black Friday onwards, its all about

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