Study Skills: Making the Most of Your Attention Span

Most people try to study smarter by being more productive. However sometimes trying to be more productive just isn’t enough. You only have a limited attention span you can spend studying each day – here’s a few simple tricks to help you get the most out of it. Your attention span is like an elastic

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6 Kickass Girls from Around The World.

We love hearing about women from all over the world who are winning at life. Here are some that are on our radar at the moment….. Ash Soto Ash has a skin condition called vitiligo, and uses her Instagram account to celebrate her body, and encourage self-love and promote non-traditional types of beauty. “It took me a

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This “This is me” Video is What Your Heart Needs Right Now…

We always assume that the stars have it all figured out. Fearless, confident, talented, gifted, we could never do that, right? We just came across a clip of Keala Settle rehearsing our favourite song from our favourite film of 2018, “The Greatest Showman and proving that if we want to succeed, we need to feel the

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5 Ways to Up Your Feminist Game This Year

2017 was an big year for women all over the world. 2018 looks to be even bigger. Its all kicking off big style. Viva la revolution! In the US Trump’s presidency sparked discontent, discussion and protest. Conversations about consent and the language we use around sexual assault are taking place in classrooms, workplaces, and homes.

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Stacey Solomon Continues to Keep it Real

Stacey Solomon is a breath of fresh air, and calls out the media constantly for setting unhealthy and unrealistic standards. She let her body hair grow wild and free for the whole of December, and covered her leg hair in glitter for Christmas, just to snazz things up a bit. Now, in an article for

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You guys, Oprah just Out Oprah’d Oprah…

SOOOOO much happened at the Golden Globes last night, we can hardly contain ourselves. From the all black “Times Up” dress code, Saoirse winning best actress and ‘E!’ getting called out live on air for the pay gap. In fact, the whole “girl power” atmosphere was on point and sent a powerful message that a change

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SoSue Speaks Out About Online Trolling and Bullying

We’ve all seen it, maybe even been a part of it. Read the comments section of any prominent website, or scroll through twitter for more than 5 minutes and you will see the absolute vitriol that some people think is suitable to post online. We all think that celebrities, bloggers, and anyone who has an

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Misty Copeland’s letter to her 13 Year Old Self…

As the first ever African American female principle dancer of the American Ballet Theatre, Misty Copland takes her role as a ground breaker and role model very seriously. Watch her move like a literal angel here. Recently, she wrote a letter to her 13 year old self on the topic of beauty for Glamour magazine.

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How the #TimesUp Campaign Means Business

Just before Christmas we told of how the “The Silence Breakers” had been named Time Magazine’s Person of the Year, having started to the #metoo campaign that encouraged thousands of women (and men) to demolish the wall of secrecy that existed in a male dominated and badly behaved Hollywood. But this was only the start,

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Your 2018 Manifesto

Happy new year everyone, we hope you had a great Christmas and are now full of energy for another year. We’ve heard lots of talk over the past few days about new years resolutions; losing a few pounds, getting that boyfriend, paying off that loan, studying 87 hours per week. We think these types of

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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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The Oceans 8 Trailer is here and, Oh My…

We’ve been hearing about this movie for what seems like 150 years, but finally, the Oceans 8 trailer has landed. And it looks epic. The movie is a take on the Oceans 11 and 12 movies, about gangs working together on a heist, but this time, its the girls turn. Sandra Bullock and her squad

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“The Lavender Menace” By Katie

Have you ever heard the term ‘The Lavender Menace’? I hadn’t, that is until I watched ‘She’s Beautiful When She’s Angry’ on Netflix a couple of months ago, which I loved! (Yeah, there’s a real trend in my Netflix recommendation, previous article) The documentary studies the inspiring and fearless women who spearheaded the Women’s Movement

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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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Barbie Just Got Real…

God bless her, but Barbie has been trying really hard lately to become more relatable, and we have acknowledged her attempt to become more diverse in this previous post. This week, one of our readers introduced us to Trophy Wife Barbie, a parody account run on Instagram by Annelies Hofmeyr, a conceptual artist, and it is

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The World Supports Bullied Boy..

Keaton Jones, from Tennessee in the US, shared a video of her son Keaton, having had to pick him up from school because he was scared of his bullies. The poor kid was being mercilessly picked on by other kids and couldn’t figure out why people would be so cruel. Neither can we. Kimberly said,

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Part 2: Drugs, Alcohol and Consent

Yesterday we asked Elaine Byrnes about her tips on how to talk about consent. But what happens when alcohol or drugs are involved? I know you have looked at how alcohol and drugs can affect our experiences of “hooking up”. For our underage readers who may be experimenting, is there any advice you can share

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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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