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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Emma Murphy Joins the Shona Team

The Shona Project are delighted to welcome Emma Murphy to our team. Emma was catapulted into the spotlight in 2015 when she shared a video on Facebook speaking out about domestic violence. The video has been watched 7 million times on Facebook and 900 thousand times on Youtube. Emma has put the incident behind her,

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Girl Crush…. Mary Robinson

Mary Robinson is a national treasure. She became Ireland’s first ever female President in 1990, back in the days when our country was run almost exclusively by greying men in suits. She smashed through that glass ceiling and left a big gaping hole for the rest of us to clamor through, not just in the

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Are You Burnt Out?

Hey! Are you wrecked? Shattered? Knackered? You could be totally burnt out from overload of doing, thinking and feeling too much. Burn out happens when your life becomes a hamster wheel and you don’t know how to get off. It can happen when you’re studying, working, training or partying really hard, and you don’t allow

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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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Okay Kardashians. Enough now.

Okay Look. We are not in the business of judging other women. Honestly. It goes against everything we stand for. We believe that every single woman should express and empower herself whoever she wants. Wear as little or as much as you want. Wear loads of make up or no make up. Party hard or go to

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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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20 Songs Inspired by Anxiety and Depression

When you don’t have the words to explain how you feel, when you are alone, when you feel like nobody understands…… Music is the go to for so many of us who are going through a hard time, playing it or listening to it, you will always find a musician, singer, or songwriter who once stood

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How to Mend a Broken Heart

Ah love, what a dose. When its good its good, and when its bad it sucks. Bess Myerson said that “to fall in love is awfully simple, but to fall out of love is simply awful.” We’ve all been there Bess, keep the faith. If you’re currently nursing a broken heart, we know how much

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Whats the Craic With…. Gaslighting

Gaslighting is a type of abusive behaviour where a person uses subtle and not-so subtle mind control techniques to make another doubt their own reality and feel that they cannot trust their own perceptions. It takes its name from a 1938 play (and its film adaptations) called Gaslight, where a charming husband slowly makes his

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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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Shona Meets Super Space Star Taylor Richardson…

What matters to you so much that you will shout about it to the world? The answer to this question is actually quite important as your passion for what you love makes you, well, YOU! For Taylor Richardson, a 14 year old from Florida, the answer to this question is science and space. She’s been

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Coming out for Beginners, by a Beginner

Dear Little Questioning Beauty on the Other End of the Internet, So, it seems you may have stumbled on this post looking for answers and tips on how to come out, how to be queer out loud-we’ll get to that. There is no doubt that the next few years of your life will see you

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9 Home Truths Somebody Should Probably Tell You…

The truth hurts honey! Much as our friends and family tell us we are wonderful perfect humans, the truth is that many of us could do with hearing a little home truth every now and again. When thinking about you are, the type of person you want to become and how you want people to

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Mindy Kaling’s Excellent Pep Talk

Mindy Kaling is just the bomb. Having started her career as a writer on the American Office, Mindy then wrote and produced her very own TV show and is now starring in the number one box office movie, Ocean’s 8 (have you seen it? its epic). Mindy has never been afraid to stand up and

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How to Deal With Arguing Parents…

We all think that everyone else has the perfect family, and that ours are the only ones who are completely dysfunctional. When we visit our friends homes, their parents are sweetness and light, the house is always clean, and they are loving to each other. NEWSFLASH: ITS A FACADE! Every family has its ups and

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Working Girls: Tara Keveney Madden, 3-star Private Soldier

So you like to keep fit? You like the outdoors? Our next impressive lady in our “Making Ends Meet” series took it one step further and decided to join the army.   Meet Tara Keveney Madden …   My official title is … I am a 3 star Private Soldier in the Irish Defence Forces.

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