From All of Us, Merry Christmas 🌟🌟🌟🌟

This will be our last post of 2017, we’re shutting up shop to rest and recharge our batteries after what has been a really amazing year for all of us here at The Shona Project. Over the past 12 months we have spoken to thousands of girls at our workshops, and reached almost 100 thousand through

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All About Gratitude: By Niamh

I reckon the most common thing we are looking for in life is happiness.   With 2018 just around the corner and the buzz of the new year and all the resolutions that are supposed to go with it I wanted to share the best resolution I’ve ever made. I actually think it’s the only one

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20 Book Quotes from your Childhood to Feed your Soul

When you think about it, many of the things we read, watch and listen to as kids shape us into the people we become. Reading expands the minds and allows us access to other countries, cultures, times and people. We had a look back at some of our favourite kids books and found some amazing

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Books: Why I love “We Should All Be Feminists”, By Joy

Nothing brings more Joy to our friend Joy than books. Currently studying for her leaving cert, she has taken some time out to read some books and review them for us. First up, our all time favourite: “We should all be Feminists” by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie…. This book had way more meaning than its 50

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15 Signs That your Friend is not Your Friend

You’ve been friends since pre-school. Your parents get on. She’s like family. You have matching friendship bracelets. She’s your bestie for life. Or is she? Unfortunately, friendships sometimes go bad, or run their course. Especially friends that we made when we were babies, because over time, you develop into very different people, and its just

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Lets Talk About Consent (Part One)

Elaine Byrnes is the go-to woman when it comes to talking about consent. Not only has Elaine done loads of research in the area she has also helped to put together a programme for college students AND is on her way to completing her PhD! She’s super smart and a really sound down to earth

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5 Ways to Snap Yourself out of a 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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5 Youtubers who are open about their Mental Health Struggles

Last week, we shared a post about the queen of Youtube, Melanie Murphy, AKA, the gift that just keeps giving. Whilst watching Melanie’s videos, we came across some other young Youtubers who are opening up conversations about mental health, and doing great work to take the stigma out of admitting to struggling from time to time.

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BBC’s Christmas Ad Will Hit Your Feels Hard

Its the most wonderful time of the year, we can’t WAIT for Christmas! The run up to the day itself can be a little intense, as we’re bombarded with media messages about how we need to spend spend spend to show our loved ones how much we care. From Black Friday onwards, its all about

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Drugs.ie Launches National Media Competition

What’s it all about? The Drugs.ie ‘Let’s Talk about Drugs’ National Youth Media Awards is an annual competition which encourages discussion of drug-related issues by inviting young people to produce a piece of original content relating to drug and/or alcohol use. Check out one of last years winning videos here…   How to enter Read

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ICYMI: Nope, Still Not Asking For It.

Ellen Sheehan is a transition year student in Eureka Secondary School, in Kells County Meath, Ireland. She wrote this piece on her blog about how people react to the clothes we wear. Please follow Ella’s blog at https://unspokenbutdefinitelyfelt.wordpress.com/ I had and always will be the girl, who thrives off the idea of beauty. Who loves the

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Why Melanie Murphy is your Spirit Animal

We heard this one time that there is more material on youtube at the moment than has ever been shown in the history of TV. Think abut that for one second. Who even has time to digest all of that information? Watching gamers playing games, watching gamers watching gamers watching games, stoned teenage lads faceplanting

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Two of our Ambassadors Honoured this Week.

In May of 2017, I met Alana Daly Mulligan for a hot chocolate in Waterford to ask her all about the amazing short film she had just released called “My Great Aunt Chrissie”. I sat open mouthed as she told me about the amazing work she was doing, the part she was playing in creating

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ICYMI: Getting to Grips with Dyslexia

Dyslexia is a learning difference affecting the way the brain processes written and spoken language. It is not laziness, disruptive behavior, or a general lack of comprehension. To see for yourself how some people struggle to read, have a look at this website and you’ll understand. Siobhan works in finance in London. She manages huge

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An amazing inspiring FREE day out for Girls in Dublin this Saturday…

Femfest is always a really great day for the young women of Ireland. Organised by the Women’s Council of Ireland, this event brings females aged 16-25 together to hear from a panel of leading lady legends on topics such as leadership, equality, creating change and planning for your future. Not only that, but this event

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Why I freakin’ love science: By Dr Claire Murray

Science Week 12th-19th November 2017 is alive and kicking. This is really exciting for science lovers who want to talk about science all the time, but some people think science is boring. I have spent over ten years working in science so I strongly disagree with them. To persuade you that science is awesome, I

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A Second Chance, by Niamh Cahill

Earlier this week, we came across Niamh in a beautiful serendipitous moment. Aged 19, Niamh was diagnosed with the same condition (auto immune encephalitis and an acquired Brain Injury) as Shona, same hospital, same doctor, same story. Just like Shona, Niamh’s life hung in the balance for some time, but, thankfully, she survived, and fought her way

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