Algebra for life? Hardly….

We all learn algebra in school, and some of us wonder what use it serves for our life. Pythagoras’ theorem is cute, sure, but when will we ever actually need it? Well, here’s an equation which we think actually holds the key to life. E + R = O There it is! Simple really. Here’s

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Therapy…what you need to know: By Niamh

Having recently attended my first personal therapy session, I wanted to share with all you lovely ladies and let anyone know who is struggling that it’s ok not to be ok (cliché) and that reaching out for help is really brave! This post isn’t going to be about me and my first therapy session. It’s

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PRIDE WEEK 🌈: 8 Shows with kickass Queer Lady Representation

Admittedly, I’m not much of a TV lover, it’s a lot of commitment, I’m impatient and would much prefer to watch ten films rather than a TV series. But alas, TV in the last few years has had some quality representation of the WLW variety. Here are some of my top picks: Supergirl (CW/DC Comics:

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PRIDE WEEK 🌈: A chat through transition with Alexandra Day

A large part of the LGBTQ* community but one that is often silenced is the ever-growing transgender community, or trans for short. Trans people often face more oppression that other members of the community with threats of sexual assault and physical violence looming over the very existence of these people. The often unaccepting social atmosphere

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PRIDE WEEK 🌈: Top 10 Films for Queer Ladies

Pride is this weekend, and we have been taken over by Alana for this week, who will providing us with education and inspiration from the LGBT+ community. As we know, representation is important, so today she shares her top 10 movies for LGBT ladies x Closets are lonely places with lots of dark corners that

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I Survived The Leaving Cert! By Katie

Since 12:30 on Thursday 13th June, the birds started singing and the sun began to shine once again for me. My very last leaving cert exam had finished (I hope!). As I walked out of the school doors one last time, I felt an immense weight being lifted from my shoulders. I consider myself quite

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YouTuber Keelin Moncreiff On Family Breakups

It was around Christmas time, my siblings and I were sitting at my kitchen table having your average Irish fry-up provided by Mum, who was 3 feet away in the kitchen cleaning up. My 11 or 12 year old little sister had naively asked if dad would be joining us on our summer holidays the next

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Working Girls! Joanne Devaney, Sheep Shearer 🐑

21 Year Old Joanne Devaney from beautiful Sligo  spends most of her time with her furry friends, turning them into less-furry friends. Joanne is a sheep shearer, and has been known to provide up to 200 haircuts on a given day. Growing up in the shadow of Benbulben mountain, Joanne has spent her entire life

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How To Get Yourself a Summer Job

Summa is coming, and your parents pockets are only so deep, so its time to find yourself a job. But how do you make that happen when you have no experience? Tip 1: Don’t get your Mammy to go around the town handing out CV’s. Every time a Mammy hands in a CV it goes straight into

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Why You Urgently Need To Watch Wingman: By Daisy

The best show on television right now has to be- Wingman. This RTE show had a lot to live up to. We had already all fallen in love with Baz Ashmawy and his amazing mother from “50 Ways to Kill Your Mammy”, and the trailers, ads and promo promised that this would be the unmissable

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Nailing No Makeup May: By Naoishe

You alone are enough:  Maya Angelou Last week I began the No make-up in May challenge in support of a campaign started by Sze Sze Yuan from the ‘Who Is Olivia Foundation’ https://whoisolivia.org/ to fight back against the unrealistic standards set by the beauty industry for women.  Most of us girls like to wear make up

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Roz Purcell Gets Real About Body Image

You guys know Roz Purcell right? She’s one of Ireland’s most successful models ever and so beautiful she will burn your eyes. Yesterday, in honour of Mental Health Awareness Week, Roz  posted two side by side pictures on Instagram sharing the challenges she has had with her own mental health, self-acceptance and body image.   View

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Remembering Kelly Catlin: By Amber

This is a beautiful post, written by Amber, which is very sad and features discussion on mental health and suicide… Kelly Catlin. Speak her name. Out loud. Will you remember it? You’ve likely heard of her death on the news, but that was over two months ago, and news moves fast, our lives moves faster,

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New Ambassador Alert! Meet Eiman

  Feel empowered. And if you start to do it, if you start to feel your voice heard, you will never go back.” Mary Robinson These are the wonderful words of the 10th President of our nation of Ireland and a mantra for me and many other women around the world. I first realised I had

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I’m Scared of Everything! By Libby

Libby is one of our young writers. She is afraid of lots of things. But she’s not afraid of curse words. Just a heads up… 😊😊😊 You know what? I’m fucking terrified. All of the time. In this article I’m going to be telling you all my own hot take on fear and bravery, exciting stuff

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What is Stigma?

We hear a lot about Stigma, especially in relation to mental health. But what exactly is it? According to www.seechange.ie, stigma: involves the use of negative labels to identify people as different. takes many forms from the unkind word, social exclusion to higher insurance premiums. results in the person feeling devalued and may lead them

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Would you join #NoMakeUpInMay ?

The ‘Who Is Olivia Foundation’ is an amazing website I tripped across! It was founded recently by Sze Sze Yuan and focuses on empowering women, helping people with anxiety, eating disorders and suicide prevention.  The foundation has since started a ‘No makeup in May’ campaign! Sze Sze was inspired to start this campaign because of the

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Why You Really Should Watch ‘Knock Down The House’

Knock Down the House” is a documentary that follows four women run in the 2018 primary elections. They are Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (a.k.a AOC), Cori Bush, Paula Jean Swearengin, and Amy Vilelain. These women are not career politicians. They are underdogs that came from a grassroots movement. I like many people grew up watching and rooting

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