10 Brilliant Gifts For Your Empowered Bestie

Happy Fricking Christmas Everyone! It’s that time of year again when we all stress about how to buy gifts for those in our lives that are sustainable, useful, empowering, appropriate and affordable. No pressure right?! Don’t worry! We’ve trawled the internet for some beautiful gifts for the empowered bestie, sister, daughter or love of your

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Must-watch Women In Sports Movies

Nearly thirty years ago, a movie called ‘A League of Their own,’ starring Tom Hanks, Geena Davis and Madonna was released. It told the story of The Rockford Peaches, a women’s baseball team that competed in a women’s league created during the war, when all the men were away, to keep the baseball leagues from

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What I Learned From Selena Gomez

Joy has been a Senior Ambassador with The Shona Project since way back in the day. Today, she wanted to share the things she learned from Selena Gomez’s new documentary, My Mind & Me.  I just finished watching Selena Gomez’s personal documentary, ‘My Mind & Me’ and I wanted to share some of the insights

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5 Life Lessons I Learned from Vicky Phelan.

This post was written by our founder, Tammy in 2018. Vicky was a hero to all of us, and inspired the entire Shona community. She taught us so much about speaking up for ourselves, trusting our gut, and being advocates for ourselves. Our thoughts and prayers are with her husband Jim, her daughter Amelia, her

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How To Support Someone With Anxiety

Have you noticed a friend that’s been a little quieter than usual? Just not themselves? They could be struggling with anxiety. There are a lot of things people with anxiety wish they could tell people who don’t suffer from it. We are going to give you some gentle ways to support a person with anxiety

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Megan Thee Stallion creates Mental Health Platform

We sometimes forget that celebrities are just like us in lots of ways, and while Megan Thee Stallion is a queen, she’s no different. In her song “Anxiety” she sings that she’s  “a bad b*tch, and [she] got bad anxiety.” But in this case, Megan has really put her voice behind the issue, and she

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So, How Are we Doing?

Hey. How are you doing?? This is a question we asked hundreds of girls over the past few weeks, with the help of The Irish Second Level Students Union and The Youth Lab. We’ve been traveling all over Ireland for years, talking to girls in schools about how they are doing, how they feel about

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10 Lessons We Learned From Never Have I Ever

As the third season of Never Have I Ever recently hit our screens, we couldn’t help but nod enthusiastically about just how relatable so much of it is. If you haven’t seen it yet, get yourself over to Netflix and enjoy. If you have seen it, you’ll know that it follows Devi, who is dealing

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Anxious About Heading Off To College? Here’s How To Cope!

While heading off to college is super exciting, it can be totally nerve-wracking. In many cases, it may be the first time you live outside of your family home and leaving things that have been familiar for so many years. You might be moving on campus, getting a house-share or living in digs. Whatever your

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Nominate a Neurodiversity Champion!

There are so many amazing organisations across Ireland that support diversity in all its forms, and one of those amazing organisations is Neurodiversity Ireland.  They believe that the world is made up of two types of brains, neurotypical and neurodivergent, creating a neurodiverse environment. At Shona, we love to celebrate and embrace our differences, which

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Find Your Inner SuperWoman With Our Guide To Identifying Your Superpowers

SuperWoman has super strength, Daredevil has extraordinary detective skills and The Scarlet Witch can influence anyone and anything. What are your superpowers? Follow our handy guide to find your powers and use them to kick life in the butt life.    POW: Superpowers STAR Model  via GIPHY One of the best ways to identify your

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Are You Being Bullied? Here’s What We Want You To Know

We all know bullying is an awful, hurtful, destructive thing, but it still can exist in every aspect of our lives, both online and offline. When people don’t know how to channel their sadness or frustration in a positive way, it comes out in anger, and can often be channelled towards one person who has

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