Meet Purl, She’s Quite The Trailblazer

This is Purl. Purl is the star of Pixar’s latest short movie, in which she plays herself, telling the story of equality, inclusion and diversity. The movie follows Purl on her first day working at B.R.O capital. She arrives super excited and optimistic about her new job, and dying to meet her colleagues and new

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Our Favourite Quotes About Love 💖💖💖

Its Valentines Day!! We’re all feeling the love today here at TSP. For us today isn’t just about romantic love, but love for your friends, your family, your fellow humans and the world around you. However, the most important relationship you’ll ever have, is with yourself. Fall in love with yourself, all day, every day.

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The “Selfie Harm” Project

You may not have heard of him, but Rankin is one of the most successful photographers of all time. He has worked with musicians, models and royalty, including Queen Elizabeth herself. In his latest project called “Selfie Harm”, Rankin took stunning photographs of 15 teenagers aged 13-19. He then invited the teens to spend about

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How To Believe in Yourself

Most of us doubt ourselves and feel vulnerable at times. Even those who seem super-confident in social situations are often freaking out on the inside when it comes to small talk and meeting new people. Here is some advice from Dr.Phil on how to believe in yourself and fight that self-doubt. Thanks Phil, you lovely

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You May Not Be Pretty, But You Are Beautiful ❤️❤️❤️

Do you feel like you’re not good enough? not pretty enough? not slim enough? Fit enough? smart enough? popular enough? So many of us feel like that, to the extent that it affects our mental health, our relationships, our friendships. It robs us of the confidence and self-belief we need to pursue our dreams. It

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Letters To Our Younger Selves: By The Beat Girls

We are obsessed with the Beat girls. Paula, Shonagh and Trish are beautiful, successful, strong and full of confidence. Right? Well yeah, sometimes. Just like the rest of us, they are wonderful works in progress, and all have had times when they struggled, made bad decisions, were too hard on themselves, or forgot to focus

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On Perspective

Life is full of ups and downs, and its true that your perspective and outlook on life has a huge bearing on how you approach challenges, and how you react to and recover from them. This poem sums it up so well. It was written by an 11 year old girl called Chanie Gorkin, an

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How I Fought For My Own Future: By Tammy D

For many of us, going to college is an expectation, its not a case of ‘if’, its a case of ‘when and where’. Many others grow up in a different world, one that feels hopeless and helpless. Tammy Donaghy grew up in a home where addiction controlled everything. In spite of that, she created a

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What To Say Instead of “I’m Fine” When You’re Not Fine…

Most of us suck at asking for help. We’re not sure if that’s a girl thing, an Irish thing, or a human thing. Asking for help with our mental health is a whole other level of nope. “I’m fine, everything’s just peachy, thanks for asking.” According to Clinical psychologist John Mayer, this is often because

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Beautiful Apologies & Promises from the Tuam Girls

We travel all over Ireland meeting students in schools and speaking to them about identity, strength, influence, focus and, above all else, kindness. Yesterday we spent the day with the girls in Scoil Bhride Tuam, and the second years did amazing work. As a group the all promised to let go of any issues that

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Repost: How to Stop A Bully In Their Tracks

We first shared this a year ago, but its definitely worth a reshare. Bullies have existed since the dawn of time. Often as a result of having no power or control in their own lives, bullies take out their frustration on easy targets, for no other reason than that, they are easy targets. They may

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Is Social Media Making You Sad?

We love social media, its an amazing way to find out whats going on in the world, chat to friends and seek inspiration. But we need to know exactly what we’re dealing with, and new research has shown that the depression linked to social media is almost twice as high in girls as it is

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Emerging from Sadness: By S x

I knew myself I wasn’t happy, we always know even when its buried deep within us. I just had nothing to be sad over, you know? On paper everything looks good in your life, but this is often when we ignore ourselves the most- when we don’t really know what’s wrong. I started 2018 with

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The January Blues: By Libby

Statistically, Monday the 22nd of January is “the worst day of the year”. This is because of weather, debt, time since Christmas, time since failing new years resolutions and low motivation levels. January is the most terrible month of the year. The most triggering, the most depressing. Only the strong escape January unscathed. Because in

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Big News…Shona is going to Africa!!

Exciting news Shona fans. This Christmas, The Shona Project will be heading to Africa to spread our message to the young girls of Zambia. The workshops will be delivered by our newest team member, and you’ll never guess what her name is. Meet Shona. Nope, we’re not even kidding. Tomorrow, Shona will be heading to spend

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If you watch one video today make it this one…

There are so many “guru’s” and “life coaches” and “motivational speakers” out there, and Youtube is overflowing with unoriginal platitudes about loving yourself and being happy in your own skin, yadayadayada. But every once in a while we find a video that really hits home, and when we do, we want to, of course share

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9 Smart Things Mary Robinson Said…

Mary Robinson is one of the most inspirational women Ireland has ever known. She was one of the first to take an axe to a very thick and reinforced glass ceiling, tearing it down so we can all make our way through. You can read more about why we love her so much here. Here

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Eh? Am I A Feminist? By Libby

Recently, I’ve thinking a lot about the word “feminism”. I always identified as a feminist, anyone who knows me will agree that it’s basically all I ever talk about. But I don’t know if I like that about myself. I think sometimes we get ourselves into these little bubbles where we don’t open up our

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