Big News…Shona is going to Africa!!

Exciting news Shona fans. This Christmas, The Shona Project will be heading to Africa to spread our message to the young girls of Zambia. The workshops will be delivered by our newest team member, and you’ll never guess what her name is. Meet Shona. Nope, we’re not even kidding. Tomorrow, Shona will be heading to spend

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If you watch one video today make it this one…

There are so many “guru’s” and “life coaches” and “motivational speakers” out there, and Youtube is overflowing with unoriginal platitudes about loving yourself and being happy in your own skin, yadayadayada. But every once in a while we find a video that really hits home, and when we do, we want to, of course share

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Who is… Nadia Murad?

At the 2018 Nobel Prize Awards in Oslo yesterday, 25 year old Nadia Murad was recognised for the work she has been doing to eradicate sexual violence in war torn countries. Nadia was born in Iraq in 1993, to a family of Yazidi’s, an ethic minority in their country. When she was 19, Islamic State

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As Gaeilge: Foundations of Bonnsmideadh

So we’ve done lipstick and we’ve done eyeliner. This week, in Oral Gaelge prep, we’re sharing “Foundation part 1”. Ta failte romhat! Does my aghaidh look deas in this? Let’s get down to gnó. Bonnsmideadh is serious stuff. Tosnóimid leis an stair. Bonnsmideadh goes back na céadta bliana ó shin! It was actually used throughout

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9 Smart Things Mary Robinson Said…

Mary Robinson is one of the most inspirational women Ireland has ever known. She was one of the first to take an axe to a very thick and reinforced glass ceiling, tearing it down so we can all make our way through. You can read more about why we love her so much here. Here

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Can you help Roisin and Jovana with their research?

Hi everyone, Our names are Roisin and Jovana, two transition year girls from ArdScoil Na Mara in Tramore. We are both aged 14 and are in 2nd year. We have qualified for this year’s BT Young Scientist Exhibition with our project called “Cervical Check and the HPV Vaccine- Information, Opinion and Fake News”. This is

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Eh? Am I A Feminist? By Libby

Recently, I’ve thinking a lot about the word “feminism”. I always identified as a feminist, anyone who knows me will agree that it’s basically all I ever talk about. But I don’t know if I like that about myself. I think sometimes we get ourselves into these little bubbles where we don’t open up our

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20 Amazing Facts About Women

Women are deadly, we know this. But here are some interesting facts about the fairer sex that you may not have heard before… The two highest IQ scores ever recorded belonged to women In 1770 it was proposed in British Parliament that any women who wore make-up should be prosecuted for witchcraft More women than

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Shona Girls Work With RTE for #BigPicture

So far, 2018 has been a massive year for the women of Ireland. As a country, we’ve had massive highs and lows, with some powerful collective initiatives like the #metoo movement  & the referendum, and some disheartening moments like the recent sexual assault case in which a girl’s underwear was used as a way to

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All those Instagram followers, but how many friends?

1000 followers and 700 Facebook friends, but who can you call? I’m not good at making friends, I think it’s to do with my depression. I tend to shut people out or I take a long time to open up and let people in. Something I’m sure of is my family. There’s four girls in my

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As Gaeilge: All About Lipstick 💋💋💋

A couple of weeks ago, we shared this wonderful piece As Gaeilge to help you to improve your Irish vocabulary, and nail that perfect eyeliner flick at the same time. It went down a treat and you guys were super spreagtha (excited).  So, as today is #Gaeilge24, the day for all schools to speak only Irish,

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Guest Post: 5 Ways to Love Your Body

We are often told that we should love the body that we are in and embrace our curves and how strong is the new skinny.  But do we actually follow or believe this advice or do we still focus on the areas of our bodies we want to change? The following 5 steps might help you become

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14 Empowering Songs That Cause A Stir

There is nothing more motivating and empowering than music. Music has the power to reach into your soul and lift it up when you most need it, it reads your mind and speaks to you, helping you to find the words you need to express yourself. We’ve put together a playlist of our favourite anthems,

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The Importance of Gratitude

I reckon the most common thing we are looking for in life is happiness. In January 2015, I made a promise to myself to write down three things I was grateful for every night just before I go to sleep.  I had read a lot about gratitude and really I wanted to put it to the

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“Girls Who Code” release visual album (and its your new jam)

Every great movement should have an anthem, a song that stirs the spirit and makes those involved feel united and powerful. “Girls Who Code” is a US based organisation that aims to close the gender gap in technology and computer science. To celebrate International Day of the Girl, they have released a visual album called

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Thoughts from The St Louis Girls

Today we had a lovely visit with the 2nd year girls in St Louis High School in Rathmines. The girls were smart, confident and kind and all got really stuck in, and worked hard. We chatted about how, as girls, we sometimes harbor resentments that we should really just let go of. As a group,

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This Baby Will Make Your Day….

This is the cutest thing you’ll see all day. All year, in fact. This little nugget is Liberty Wexler, who, aged 3 months, has already dressed up as many of history’s most powerful and accomplished women. She did have some help from her Mom, Jenelle, who told Today.com “I wanted to bring attention to these

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Who is your RISE hero??

We are so excited about this we may have pee’d just a little… We know that not all heroes wear capes, in fact, there are heroes walking among us in disguise every single day. Over the next few weeks, we are partnering with our friends at Beat 102103 and Always to celebrate girls who are brave,

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