“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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Are you in a Toxic Relationship? By Emma

Ever wonder if you are in a toxic relationship? If you are wondering about it then you probably are. As women we have this really strong feeling inside. It is usually our gut instinct, and it is usually right. Of course we chose to ignore this the majority of the time because we never want

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Big News! RISE IS COMING!!!

We are so excited to tell you guys all about RISE2018, the conference we’ve been working on for the past few months, which takes place on Thursday next, October 11th, which also happens to be International Day of the Girl. We have partnered with our friends at Waterford Libraries and Beat 102103 to invite 350

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Help! I’m Having a Mid-life Crisis (I’m 22 BTW)

Why does society expect so much of me? That word “should” has really gotten me down lately. I should have so much experience gained by now. I should have a job by now. I should have it all figured out. I should be settled in a steady relationship. I should be happy… I was happy,

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Guest Post: Life Skills Unlocked: By Quinn

I can still remember the exact moment when I decided that being a girl was bullshit. I had spent my first few formative years generally unfazed by gender roles. Sure, I had to wear horrendous dresses on special occasions, and that seemed unfair. My brother wore shirts and shorts and ran around like a loon

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5 Ways To Snap Out Of Your Stinky Mood

U OK HUN? We all have bad days, you woke up happy and then a couple of things happen one after another and all of a sudden your mood has taken a turn for the worse. The milk was off in your coco-pops, the bus was late and you left your homework on the kitchen

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The Queer of The Castle: By Alana

When we are small, our parents read us fairytales. Stories about people from faraway lands, living in kingdoms dominated by dragons, unicorns, witches, warlocks, giants and fairies just to name a few. A common trope in a fairy story is the romance between a prince and a princess. Perhaps he’s a tall, dark, handsome stranger

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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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Me and Me Mammy: By Libby

So I get that everyone thinks that their mam is like the best person in the whole world but guys seriously, my mam actually is. She’s going to cringe so hard when she reads that line. When I first decided to this interview I wasn’t sure if I’d even mention that she was my mam

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Me and My Music: Heather McGrath

Heather McGrath is a 21 year old singer/songwriter from Tramore, Co.Waterford. Following the release of her debut single ‘Intoxicate Me’, our ambassador Karen sat down for a chat with her about her love of music. The song has received glowing reviews and has been played on Rob O Connors ‘Irish Beats’ all within the first two

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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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Lets talk about mental health; By Abigail

Abigail has struggled for many years with her mental health. She is currently doing well and studying in Spain, surrounded by sunshine and good friends. Abigail has gained great strength and encouragement from sharing her story and working for a number of causes, including Shona, to promote the power of open and honest conversation. Here,

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The Word We Should All Cut From Our Vocab..

Whats your least favourite word? We’ve been talking about this and came up with the following.. Moist…. Orifice…. Methinks….. Fab….. Smeg…… The C word, (you know yourself). But if we had to chose one word to eradicate from the vocabulary of every teenage girl it would be this. We girls put ourselves under huge pressure

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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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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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How To Stay Safe When Out And About

It’s an unfortunate reality that we need to watch our backs when we’re out and about at night. Over the last year in particular, we’ve seen that, unfortunately, as women, we can be vulnerable when by ourselves. Here are our 10 most important rules for protecting yourselves and each other when out and about. 1 Log

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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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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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