Reasons Why Pink Is A Total Queen

I’m not going to lie. Even the mention of Pink’s name makes me do a little internal (and sometimes external) squeal. She is just the definition of an inspirational woman who takes no bull from anyone! A lady I want to be! A lady I look up to! A lady that just oozes empowerment for

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Shona Meets: Greta Streimikyte

We have always mentioned that our impact is only as a result of the love and support that we receive from our followers. What some of you may not know is that we have some pretty amazing women that follow and support us too. We decided we would like to introduce you to some of

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Shona Meets: Trish Archer

We have always mentioned that our impact is only as a result of the love and support that we receive from our followers. What some of you may not know is that we have some pretty amazing women that follow and support us too. We decided we would like to introduce you to some of

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39 Female Irish Musicians Come Together In Aid of Safe Ireland

If there’s one thing we know for sure here at Shona, its that nothing is more powerful and magical than when women come together to create change. Since lockdown began, there has been a  25% increase in domestic violence calls to An Garda Siochana, and Women’s Aid have reported a 39% increase in calls. Inspired

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My Story: By Kirsten Mate Maher

There was a period of time in my life where I’d have given anything to be white. I thought my life would be easier if I was white because I wouldn’t feel like I stuck out like a sore thumb when I walked into a room full of people or out onto a camogie pitch.

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Am I Supposed To Have A Plan?

In secondary school, it can seem like the course of action you choose after your leaving cert will define your entire life and future career. I‘m Maeve and I was a sixth-year student who had absolutely no idea what I wanted to do after the leaving cert. At the time, I thought I needed to know

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How you can support the Black Lives Matter Movement…

Yesterday I was clever, so I wanted to change the world. Today I am wise, so I am changing myself. – Rumi. If we’ve learned anything over the past year, its that the world can change in a heartbeat. We can no longer just look after ourselves. None of us can make it alone, we need

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Our favourite female movie speeches for your viewing pleasure

In the old days, girls were secondary characters in movies, one dimensional, superficial, sappy, weak and reliant on men to save them. Those days are over, and now we see a whole array of women and girls, who are girlie but strong, romantic but realistic, who fall in love easily while remaining fiercely independent. For

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When your body just won’t co-operate: By Naoishe

My name is Naoishe and I’m 24.  When I was 16 I went to France with my family for transition year. I loved languages and settled in really well. I was playing tennis, swimming, doing yoga, cycling through the French vineyards, and going to the beach with my new French friends. Life was great! I

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I Will Go With You: By Joy

I have wanted to write this piece for a while now but I felt that I needed to do it properly and choose the right words and find the right message. I will say that if you are triggered by mentions of sexual harassment, it is discussed but not in detail. But if you know

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Quiz Time! Can you beat our score???

Every day is Quiz Day, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday…. At this stage, we all know that the Nile is the longest river in the world, right? Time to shake things up a little. We have created this Badass Women quiz for you and your friends to try this weekend. Or just try it to test yourself!

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What I Learned From Dropping Out of College: By Lauren

In 2012, a few months after sitting my Leaving Cert, I ended up in a course and a university that I hadn’t planned on being in. Three and a half weeks in, I ended up dropping out and moving back in home until I could start again a year later. I took it extremely hard

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Busy Sunday? Lets party!!

Isn’t the internet great 👍 Over the past few weeks we’ve been supplied with a steady stream of art, music, recipes, home workouts and #Kissyourbestfriend TikTok challenges. This weekend, our besties for life, Beat 102-103 (we love you guys 💋) are partnering with Red FM and iRadio to  bring the party direct to your house

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5 Times CXG Songs Nailed Mental Health

We really miss “Crazy Ex-Girlfriend”. What a show! On the surface, it is colourful, funny and whimsical. But despite the rainbows and flashy musical numbers, this show digs into serious issues like inequality, sexuality and mental health in a way that has never been done before. Through all 4 seasons, we watched Rebecca Bunch struggle

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Shine Hits the Airwaves!!!

Next week, The Shona Project were due to partner with Spin South West to bring our amazing conference SHINE to Limerick Institute of Technology. SHINE has become one of our fastest-growing events, growing from  350 attendees in 2018 to 1000 in 2019, and 2020 was going to be a mega SHINE year with plans to

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5 Ted Talks Every Girl Should Watch

How is your brain doing during the Covid lockdown? Ours moves from needing a nap after every Zoom call, to researching virus symptoms and cures, to forgetting what day it is, to binging on podcasts. For the time being, we’re just rolling with it. Some days we’re killing it, some days we just go from

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Things I wish you knew about me, an Autistic Girl

 Disclaimer: This article is based on personal experiences. I speak only about my own experiences, the experiences of others may differ.  I have always been different. Different enough that it was noticeable, but not so different that people felt bad about treating me poorly. While most teenagers and young adults have trouble with relationships, school,

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11 Rupi Kaur Poems To Squeeze You In The Feels…

When you’re feeling low, or unsure, or lost, or broken, and you need the universe to send you a sign, 99.9% of the time, a Rupi Kaur poem will show up in your Instagram feed and you will wonder how she knows and understands your soul on a cellular and cosmic level. At 27, Rupi

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