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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Emma Murphy Joins the Shona Team

The Shona Project are delighted to welcome Emma Murphy to our team. Emma was catapulted into the spotlight in 2015 when she shared a video on Facebook speaking out about domestic violence. The video has been watched 7 million times on Facebook and 900 thousand times on Youtube. Emma has put the incident behind her,

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Girl Crush…. Mary Robinson

Mary Robinson is a national treasure. She became Ireland’s first ever female President in 1990, back in the days when our country was run almost exclusively by greying men in suits. She smashed through that glass ceiling and left a big gaping hole for the rest of us to clamor through, not just in the

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Who is The New Penneys (Primark) Girl?

Earlier this week, Primark shared an photo of a beautiful model wearing some items from their Autumn range. The photo was an instant hit with over 114 thousand likes and thousands of positive comments. Why was this photo so popular? Because it features Kelly Knox, a model with a disability. Kelly was born without one

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5 Times Barbie’s Vlog Rocked Our World

When you think of role models for young girls, Barbie is not exactly top of the list. She has long been criticized for her ridiculously unattainable proportions and lack of nipples or other bits. However, these days she’s making a huge effort to be relatable and we’re kind of on board with it. Barbie is

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Shona Meets….. Aisling Bea

Aisling Bea is one of Irelands most successful exports. An award winning actress, writer and comedian, she has appeared in Hard Sun, The Fall, Trollied, Live at the Apollo, The Great British Comedy Bake Off, Eight out of Ten Cats, QI and A league of Their Own. Yeah, she a badass. Originally from Kildare, Aisling

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Working Girls: Caoilfhionn Hanton: Street Artist

Last December, the entire country sat to watch the Late Late Toy Show, as is required by our constitution (we’re pretty sure). In between the sassy farmer kids and the Billy Barry kids we were blown away by the amazing street art which was shown in between breaks. That art was the work of Waterford

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Why Shona Supports Coco’s Law

Jackie Fox is the mother of Nicole Fox Fenlon, affectionately known as ‘Coco’. The name stuck when her little cousin couldn’t pronounce ‘Nicole’. Nicole was loved by everyone in her family and they were all extremely close. Her mother’s favourite thing about her was that she always had a giddy, cheeky smile on her face

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My Year in Vietnam: By Megan

Megan Devaney has been a Shona Ambassador for almost 2 years. When we first met her she was in recovery from an eating disorder and  shared her experiences with us in a number of honest and open posts (Read here, here and here). When we last heard from her, she was about to leave home

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Working Girls: Colette Forde, Actress

Colette Forde is a creative genius. Currently based in New York where she is delivering stand out performances of her one women play, “Innit”, Colette is proof that if you believe in yourself and work like all hell, you can make your dreams come true. We asked her what life as an actress is really

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Who is…. Abby Wambach?

Christiano Ronaldo is a household name all over the world and a hero to boys and girls who love to play and watch soccer. To date, he has played 154 games for Portugal and has scored 85 goals for his beloved country. The only male International player to have scored more goals, is the lesser known

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Welcome to Ireland HRH Meghan ❤️❤️❤️

There is nothing like a princess story. Cinderella, Sleeping Beauty, Jasmine, Elsa, Anna and Ariel. We loved them all dearly. But Meghan, The Duchess of Sussex, has come into our lives and like a breath of Royal fresh air. Gone are the days of staring out the castle window waiting for our Prince to rescue us,

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Irish Girls Slay at European Championships 🇮🇪🇮🇪🇮🇪

Great news and lots to celebrate in Ireland as our girls brought the fire to the European Athletics Under 18 competition over the weekend, bringing a handful of medals home. Sarah Healy won golds in the girls 1500m and the 3000m, Rhasidat Adeleke secured gold in the 200m and Sophie O’Sullivan won silver in the

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Shona Meets Super Space Star Taylor Richardson…

What matters to you so much that you will shout about it to the world? The answer to this question is actually quite important as your passion for what you love makes you, well, YOU! For Taylor Richardson, a 14 year old from Florida, the answer to this question is science and space. She’s been

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Who Is Marsha P Johnson? By Katie

Recently, I watched the Netflix documentary called ‘The Death and Life of Marsha P. Johnson’. I really believe it’s must watch for anyone who is interested in the history of Gay Liberation. Johnson was an activist & self identified drag queen. Johnson said she was one of the first drag queens to attend the Stonewall

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Coming out for Beginners, by a Beginner

Dear Little Questioning Beauty on the Other End of the Internet, So, it seems you may have stumbled on this post looking for answers and tips on how to come out, how to be queer out loud-we’ll get to that. There is no doubt that the next few years of your life will see you

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