“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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The story behind Hozier’s “Nina Cried Power” Video?

In case you haven’t see it yet, Hozier’s new single “Nina Cried Power” is a powerful celebration of some of the amazing people who are creating change in Ireland. These people, who all dedicate their time and energy to equality, civil rights, social equity and diversity, and the work they do will benefit all of

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Who is Mary Elmes?

Ireland has many great heroes in its history, but the story of Mary Elmes, and the estimated 427 lives she saved, should be celebrated and featured in every history book, because she was a BADASS. The wonderful Clodagh Finn has written an entire book on Mary, but she very kindly offered to give us the highlights,

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Instaception Gets Real About Perception

The latest Instagram craze is really one we can get behind. “Instaception”, started by Australian MUA @Dom.Skii, is all about showing that the final Instagram shot portrays only the tiny bit of the person that they want us to see. If you search the Hashtag #Instaception, you will see influencers and beauty bloggers placing a teeny

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Your Heroes On Work Ethic

Do you ever look at successful women and wonder how they got so lucky? That’s your first mistake. Very few people do well based on luck alone. Most of the women who are at the top of their game have done so via steely determination and relentless work ethic. Malcom Gladwell says that it takes

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An important Twitter Thread about Serena Williams

Serena Williams is the greatest tennis player, and one of the greatest athletes, the world has ever seen. This summer, there was a bit of a to-do, when she started wearing a compression bodysuit to games. The bodysuit was specially created by Nike for her to prevent potentially life threatening blood clots due to birth

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Have You Guys Seen The Latest Cosmo Cover?

Well, this is new…. This week, the October issue of Cosmopolitan was unveiled, and there on the cover is superstar model Tess Holliday. Whats unusual about this? Well, Tess is a size 22, and Cosmo has never featured a plus sized model on its cover before. Dressed in a swimsuit, Tess poses on the cover blowing

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101 Ways to Deal with Stress

September is crazy stressful. You’re probably scrabbling in your wardrobe to find your school tie, trying to find college accommodation that doesn’t smell or attempting to remember how many times you can hit the snooze button before your phone gives up and leaves you to your own devices. There’s a lot going on right now..

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Raising a Kickass Girl (By her Dad)

Ian Fitzpatrick is the Co-founder of Zeminar, an amazing annual conference to inspire Generation Z. He has also recently become a Dad of 3. As someone who is really invested in the future of young people, he’s been thinking about how to make sure his little girl Kate sees a world without boundaries. Here is

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ICYMI: My Black Dog and Me: By Ash

My name is Aisling, I am 18 years old, I live in Waterford and I suffer from depression. This is me in my natural habitat with elephants. (and bad brows) I am clearly a happy gal. Can’t you see it in my face? Smile, teeth, happiness? How about when I met one of my idols?

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Our Katie Gave a TedX Talk!!

In July, Katie McGloin turned 18. She is now an adult, and can start being responsible, making plans and building her career. Expect Katie started all of that a long time ago. She didn’t wait until she could legally vote to think about how she could change the world, she has been blazing her own

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How To Overcome Life’s Toughest Days

Life is full of up’s and down’s, good days and bad, successes and failures. We’ve all had days from which we thought our hearts would never recover. Anyone who has ever experienced grief knows how utterly gut-wrenching it is, and how it takes every ounce of strength you can muster to help your broken heart

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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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