Why Representation Matters, A Twitter Thread

We’ve never done this before. This post is literally just a series of tweets, which should apply to every minority, no matter what your race, sexuality, or gender. Representation matters. Kimberly says it all just perfectly…. You’re 8 years old. Your 3rd grade class orders chinese food & your father delivers it. You are so

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How to Feel More Body Positive

Remind yourself of everything that your body allows you to do. Remember that your body is more than arrangement of skin, but a beautiful machine that will carry you wherever your life takes you. Critique what you see in the media. The beauty industry would have you believe that to be lovable you must slather

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Female Scientists Start a Movement ⚛️

You guys all know our Head of Science and Gifs, Dr Claire Murray? Claire is currently based in the UK where she does amazing and fascinating work, whist finding time to encourage girls back here in Ireland to pursue the science and technology subjects. Last week, along with her friend and fellow scientist Dr Jess Wade, (who

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Why Am I So Socially Allergic? By Abigail

I’ve always struggled to explain what sort of personality I have. When I’m out in groups of friends or family I feel like an extrovert, I can be loud and chatty and funny (if I do say so myself), I feel comfortable in large groups and I do enjoy going out and having fun. However

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Who is The New Penneys (Primark) Girl?

Earlier this week, Primark shared an photo of a beautiful model wearing some items from their Autumn range. The photo was an instant hit with over 114 thousand likes and thousands of positive comments. Why was this photo so popular? Because it features Kelly Knox, a model with a disability. Kelly was born without one

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5 Times Barbie’s Vlog Rocked Our World

When you think of role models for young girls, Barbie is not exactly top of the list. She has long been criticized for her ridiculously unattainable proportions and lack of nipples or other bits. However, these days she’s making a huge effort to be relatable and we’re kind of on board with it. Barbie is

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Shona Meets….. Aisling Bea

Aisling Bea is one of Irelands most successful exports. An award winning actress, writer and comedian, she has appeared in Hard Sun, The Fall, Trollied, Live at the Apollo, The Great British Comedy Bake Off, Eight out of Ten Cats, QI and A league of Their Own. Yeah, she a badass. Originally from Kildare, Aisling

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Working Girls: Caoilfhionn Hanton: Street Artist

Last December, the entire country sat to watch the Late Late Toy Show, as is required by our constitution (we’re pretty sure). In between the sassy farmer kids and the Billy Barry kids we were blown away by the amazing street art which was shown in between breaks. That art was the work of Waterford

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Why Shona Supports Coco’s Law

Jackie Fox is the mother of Nicole Fox Fenlon, affectionately known as ‘Coco’. The name stuck when her little cousin couldn’t pronounce ‘Nicole’. Nicole was loved by everyone in her family and they were all extremely close. Her mother’s favourite thing about her was that she always had a giddy, cheeky smile on her face

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Whats the craic with…… Teeny Pockets?

In this weeks ‘Whats the craic?’ Amber has launched a serious investigation into a question that has haunted us ladies for many a year.. where are all our damn pockets? We’ve all felt it – the exhilaration of sliding your hand into a jeans pocket and actually fitting your entire hand in there. It’s amazing

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My Year in Vietnam: By Megan

Megan Devaney has been a Shona Ambassador for almost 2 years. When we first met her she was in recovery from an eating disorder and  shared her experiences with us in a number of honest and open posts (Read here, here and here). When we last heard from her, she was about to leave home

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Working Girls: Colette Forde, Actress

Colette Forde is a creative genius. Currently based in New York where she is delivering stand out performances of her one women play, “Innit”, Colette is proof that if you believe in yourself and work like all hell, you can make your dreams come true. We asked her what life as an actress is really

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Who is…. Abby Wambach?

Christiano Ronaldo is a household name all over the world and a hero to boys and girls who love to play and watch soccer. To date, he has played 154 games for Portugal and has scored 85 goals for his beloved country. The only male International player to have scored more goals, is the lesser known

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Welcome to Ireland HRH Meghan ❤️❤️❤️

There is nothing like a princess story. Cinderella, Sleeping Beauty, Jasmine, Elsa, Anna and Ariel. We loved them all dearly. But Meghan, The Duchess of Sussex, has come into our lives and like a breath of Royal fresh air. Gone are the days of staring out the castle window waiting for our Prince to rescue us,

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Missing School? How about some free life lessons?

Most people will tell you that the older they get, the more they learn about life. Your loved ones have made many a mistake and  made many a blunder which has made them so utterly and eternally wise. The good news is, if you listen to them, and hear what they have to say, you

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5 Life Lessons I learned From Vicky Phelan

Vicky Phelan is a hero. There is no doubt about that. What she has done for the women of Ireland, at a time when she would have been well within her rights to put herself and her own health first, can never be acknowledged enough. She has, and will continue to, save lives. Over the

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