What To Watch: Warrior

In a bid to keep your timelines positive and inspiring, we’re committed to scouring the internet for the very best it has to offer. If you watch anything over the next few weeks, we really recommend “Orla Tinsley: Warrior”. Orla, who is originally from Kildare, has battled Cystic Fibrosis (explained here) for her whole life.

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Hey: It’s okay to grieve if you need to…

Yes, we have lots to be grateful for. Yes, there are people way worse off than us. Yes, this too shall pass and we will celebrate. But its okay to feel really shitty and miss the small things that used to make you happy. Our sadness is our own, and while we should try to

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Hey! We need you!!!

So here we are. The next few weeks brings a lot of uncertainty, and we are all faced with an unconfirmed amount of time at home, out of school, on lock down. Whats really important in all of this is our mindsets, we need to not catastrophize, but rather to look at what we can

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The Truth About Eating Disorders: By Michelle

This week is Eating Disorder awareness week, and there has been lots of positive, informative and inspiring stories, articles and interviews shared online and in the media. One piece that really sticks out to us was this radio documentary made for Beat102103 by Michelle Heffernan. We have always said that there is nothing more powerful

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My Badass Best Friend x

People are much more than just one label.   The fighters and screamers and resilient-tough-as-old-boots change makers are so much more than a protest and social media rant. I am sick of people who are pretending that they have it all together. News flash! NOBODY has it together!   On the days when you feel

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A love letter to my future self: Anon

I used to think about you every night before I went to sleep. I would draw you in my mind, paying careful attention to each detail, until you were as real to me as the pillow underneath my head. This was my nightly ritual, imagining the person you would be- or an idealised version of

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In Memory of Caroline: Lets All Do Better

Think for a second about our place in time. Billions and billions of lives were lived before we were born. Billions and billions of opportunities to build on those who have come before us. We learned how to crush herbs to heal illness, how to make drugs to stop deaths from infection, how to transplant

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A Girls Life: By Skye x

Do you remember what life was like when you were a child? Close your eyes and visualise yourself, what do you see? For me, a young girl running through a field, pig tails flying in the breeze and screaming at my best friend that my hair was ‘not ginger, it’s strawberry blonde!’ (it’s gotten darker

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A letter to the first guy to break my heart: My Dad

Family stuff happens, and sometimes it hurts. This young lady wrote this letter that she will never send to her Dad, but wanted to get how she felt off her chest. Writing stuff down is a great way to get your head around how you feel, and sometimes helps a little. Dad, I have so

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Understaning Asexuality: By Amber

I want to talk about a sexuality that’s largely forgotten about and glossed over – hell, it’s not even in LGBT. Sometimes, it’s written as LGBTIA+. Sometimes. And I know humans are complex beings that have evolved for millions of years – there is far too many sexualities on the spectrum to include them all

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Shona Meets Kiss Magazine

For over ten years, KISS magazine was every Irish girls best friend. It got so many of us through the tricky teenage years providing loads of really useful advice accompanied by all the celebrity news we needed to distract us from person we were convinced we were in love with, the study we were avoiding,

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Shona Goes to Goa!

Last Christmas, the lovely Shona (yes, that’s her name) travelled all the way to Zambia to deliver Shona workshops with a group of amazing girls, who all lined up to sign the Shona Pledge with a specially bought, sparkly pen. This year, shes off again, this time to Goa in India, where she will work

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What does friendship mean to you?

What does friendship mean to you? To us, its having someone who will always love you no matter what, but won’t hesitate to tell you that you’re acting like a hormonal maniac. Its knowing that you can pick up the phone when you’re at your lowest, and have someone who will just listen. Its saving

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Get Your Butt To FEMFEST on Saturday!!

Are you a girl aged 16-25?  Do you like being inspired??? Can you get to Dublin on Saturday? Our friends at the National Womens Council have arranged an amazing event called ‘Femfest’ which takes place this Saturday November 30th in the Radisson Blu, Golden Lane Dublin 8. This amazing day allows you to take part

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Squad Goals: Eleanor Roosevelt

Before Michelle Obama, there was only ever one first lady worth talking about. Jackie Kennedy may have had the style and grace but Eleanor Roosevelt had the chutzpah (an old term for swag). Tragedy struck Roosevelt very early in her life. When she was only 8, her mother and brother died of diphtheria. Her Dad

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Wait up, are we working for free now???

October 10th was a very important day for the women of Ireland. Since we walked into our jobs this morning in offices, salons, schools, labs, courtrooms, surgeries and shops all over Ireland this morning, we are effectively working for free until New Year’s Day 2020. This is due to the Gender Pay Gap. The women

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Social Anxiety and Me?

Does the thought of a public event bring you out in a rash? Do you spend all day talking yourself into going out, only to cancel at the last minute to hang out with your cat? Relax, you’re not weird, you probably have social anxiety, and that is a legit thing that affects 16.8% of

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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 portfolios worth

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