All our favourite Dr. Seuss quotes in honour of his birthday

Pretty much all of us grew up reading Dr. Seuss. But now that we’re a little older, we can really appreciate how much wisdom that little cat with his hat actually shared. Today would have been Dr S’s 112th birthday, and to celebrate we’re sharing all his best quotes in the one go. Enjoy x

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we are launching our youth council! Woop woop!

We are super excited to tell you all about our new youth council, the real MVP’s of our gorgeous girl gang. The Shona Project is for girls, about girls and by girls, so its really important to us to make sure that everything we do is for you our lovely readers. So, with this in

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Reader Post: All that is gold doesn’t glitter.

Whitney Larkins, one of our American readers, submitted this lovely post. Thanks girl x You see, I’m an American black woman whose skin color is about the same as a brown cardboard box. But for me, my “number one” metal wasn’t gold, it was bronze. Well, to be clear, when it comes to my choice

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4 Self Defence Moves you will hopefully never need

In 1995, Trish Hoffman joined the Police Department in Albuquerque after ending an abusive relationship. During the relationship she had filed numerous police reports that had not been followed up on, so she wanted to help other women in similar situations. She now runs a nonprofit called Women Against Crime, which provides free self defence

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Squad goals: Emma Watson

Emma Watson is the best friend/ big sister you need in your life. We first saw her as a wee scrap of a thing in Harry Potter, but since then she has used her fame as a platform to create change, spread love and put positivity into the world. In 2014, Emma visited Bangladesh and Zambia,

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#thisgirlcan

This new ad by Sport England is a joy to behold as it celebrates women of all shapes and sizes who sweat and jiggle and wobble and laugh with red sweaty faces full of joy. The ad aims to help women overcome the fear of judgement that is stopping too many women and girls from joining in.

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There’s a transgender doll, and its fabulous!

Jazz Jennings is one of the youngest ever people to be documented as transgender (according to the New York Times). Although she was born male, she has always identified as female, and now she has her own doll, which is all kinds of amazing. “I consider myself to just be a normal, teenage girl so…the doll

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Anti-drug video made by Irish Kids goes viral

This amazing video about the dangers of drugs has become a viral hit, and has been viewed hundreds of thousands of times in the last few days. Made by Newtown Abbey Arts and Cultural Drama group, it opens with some flashes of media headlines, before showing two teenage girls starting out a fun night that

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Why you need to use your voice; By Sophie Kane

Sophie Kane is back to tell us about how important it is for us to use our voices and stand up for what we believe in. Don’t for one minute feel that because you are young, or because you are a girl, that no-one will listen. It doesn’t matter whether its animal welfare, environmental issues, women’s

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Niamh Scanlon: The coding hero you need to know about..

At 15, Niamh Scanlon has already achieved so much more than most adults. In December 2015, she was named EU Digital Girl of the Year. Niamh started learning to code when she was nine, and she soon started to develop apps and websites. According to Niamh, coding is a form of creativity just like learning to

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Love has no Labels

Americans love a kiss cam. At every half time of every baseball, basketball or American football game, the big screen zooms in on two members of the crowd and the crowd goes wild until they kiss. It would never work at a GAA match. We prefer to spend our half times queuing for a wee.

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Author Eimear Ryan on Playing Sport Like a Girl

Team sport does something to a girl. You get to think about your body in terms of what it can do, rather than how it looks. You become more engine than ornament. It is the only context in which I have ever been praised for aggression. It teaches you to be commanding, to take your

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Help the St Al’s Girls support the Make a Wish Foundation

Before Christmas, we spent a lovely day in St. Aloysius College in Carrigtwohill. Now the girls are working on a lovely project for the Make a Wish foundation. We think they explain it best…. “We have started a social media campaign called the #makeawishchallenge where we trying to raise money to allow wishes be granted for brave

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Remembering Ann Lovett

This is the Grotto in Granard, Co Longford, a beautiful, quiet and peaceful place. On this day 33 years ago, Ann Lovett died here along with her newborn baby boy. She had given birth here, alone, on a cold January evening armed with nothing but a pair of scissors. She was 15 years old. Unmarried

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The amazing consent campaign founded by 5th year students..

Fourteen 5th years students from Kells, have started an amazing campaign to drive the discussion about consent in Ireland. The project started in September of 2015 as part of a Transition Year module, Young Social Innovators, which is a national competition giving young people the platform to create social change and raise awareness around topics they feel

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Guest Post: Why Anita Dennison is Fighting Bullying

Hello everyone, my name is Anita Dennison and I am a 20-year-old student and award winning anti-bullying campaigner from Newry, Co. Down. This is the story of how I turned my horrible bullying experience into a positive for other individuals and their families. I hope my story can help you through any tough time you

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How Lisa put herself through pilot training by selling cupcakes

Lisa is one determined and clever lady. Heres why… Lisa Cusack, from Dublin, had her first flying lesson at 13, and decided immediately that she wanted to be a pilot. Unfortunately, once she researched how to achieve her dream, she found out that the training to qualify would cost €100,000. Lisa also realised that she

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6 Times Women Marched to Change History

The marches that happened all over the world last weekend showed what can be achieved when people use their voices in a peaceful but powerful way. However, you might be wondering if marching actually achieves or changes anything when it comes to human rights. Well, here are 6 examples of women coming together to make

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