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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Is Modelling Really Glam? By January Winters

January Winters is one of Ireland’s most successful models. We were wondering if modelling as a career really is the glam life we thought it was. So we asked her. Here’s what she has to say…..  Let me be honest, modelling isn’t all it’s cracked up to be. I originally thought models flew around in

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Why Melanie Murphy is your Spirit Animal

We heard this one time that there is more material on youtube at the moment than has ever been shown in the history of TV. Think abut that for one second. Who even has time to digest all of that information? Watching gamers playing games, watching gamers watching gamers watching games, stoned teenage lads faceplanting

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Two of our Ambassadors Honoured this Week.

In May of 2017, I met Alana Daly Mulligan for a hot chocolate in Waterford to ask her all about the amazing short film she had just released called “My Great Aunt Chrissie”. I sat open mouthed as she told me about the amazing work she was doing, the part she was playing in creating

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Please support the Dublin Rape Crisis Centre. Here’s how…

In an ideal world, The Dublin Rape Crisis Centre would not exist. Because rape and sexual assault wouldn’t exist.  Unfortunately it does, and they do. We are massive admirers of the important work that the DRCC do. This week, they asked for our support, so we give it wholeheartedly. See below details of their #16days

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Ash chats to the lovely Claire Balding…

18 months ago Claire Fulham was diagnosed with alopecia areata. She is a mother of 2, Farragh and Elliott. She started a Facebook and Snapchat documenting her hair loss and has gathered thousands of followers thanks to her honesty and sense of humour. I was lucky enough to have a really cool phone call with

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Normal Women Recreate The Victoria’s Secret Show, and Kill It. Dead.

Earlier this week, we watched this years Victoria’s Secret fashion show online whilst eating mini-boost bars (still obsessed) in our peejays and wondered where on earth these literal angels have come from. Now, we’re not into throwing shade, and these women sure are beautiful, but this show would in no way encourage us to go

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ICYMI: Getting to Grips with Dyslexia

Dyslexia is a learning difference affecting the way the brain processes written and spoken language. It is not laziness, disruptive behavior, or a general lack of comprehension. To see for yourself how some people struggle to read, have a look at this website and you’ll understand. Siobhan works in finance in London. She manages huge

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