Black women in sport

Sport and Body Confidence

  This was sent to us by a teenage girl within the Shona community. Our website is a safe space for young women to share their experiences and how they have overcome tricky situations. By sharing our stories, we can ensure that girls across the country will know that they are never alone, no matter

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What is Gaslighting? By TooIntoYou

This post has been submitted by Woman’s Aid as part of their campaign #TooIntoYou What is Gaslighting? Gaslighting is a form of emotional abuse. It happens when the person you’re going with, or even your ex, makes you constantly question your own feelings, memories and reality. They do this to make you unsure of yourself

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10 Brilliant Gifts For Your Empowered Bestie

Happy Fricking Christmas Everyone! It’s that time of year again when we all stress about how to buy gifts for those in our lives that are sustainable, useful, empowering, appropriate and affordable. No pressure right?! Don’t worry! We’ve trawled the internet for some beautiful gifts for the empowered bestie, sister, daughter or love of your

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Why I couldn’t Get Out Of Bed Today: By Abigail

This morning I woke up with an empty familiar feeling in my stomach. As soon as I opened my eyes I knew I was not in a good place. Waking up and feeling down is tough. You want to start the day fresh, with optimism and thinking you can achieve anything. Waking up feeling down

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Turns Out The Gym Isn’t That Scary

This isn’t going to be another one of those preachy articles or Insta posts that guilt you into going to the gym or make you feel terrible that you don’t go. Trust me, I’ve been there and only recently I’ve begun to find my feet in the gym. It’s true that exercise and the gym

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Your Period Questions Answered!

Periods: your monthly reminder from Mother Nature that your body is a miracle of engineering, and that you are a superhuman with a body that shows up for you every minute of every day… Period talk can be a little awkward, but it really shouldn’t be. Sometimes we feel too embarrassed to ask questions or

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Must-watch Women In Sports Movies

Nearly thirty years ago, a movie called ‘A League of Their own,’ starring Tom Hanks, Geena Davis and Madonna was released. It told the story of The Rockford Peaches, a women’s baseball team that competed in a women’s league created during the war, when all the men were away, to keep the baseball leagues from

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What I Learned From Selena Gomez

Joy has been a Senior Ambassador with The Shona Project since way back in the day. Today, she wanted to share the things she learned from Selena Gomez’s new documentary, My Mind & Me.  I just finished watching Selena Gomez’s personal documentary, ‘My Mind & Me’ and I wanted to share some of the insights

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5 Life Lessons I Learned from Vicky Phelan.

This post was written by our founder, Tammy in 2018. Vicky was a hero to all of us, and inspired the entire Shona community. She taught us so much about speaking up for ourselves, trusting our gut, and being advocates for ourselves. Our thoughts and prayers are with her husband Jim, her daughter Amelia, her

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How To Study Like A Pro

Exams are stressful and study is boring. Fact. Most of us would rather trim the lawn with a nail scissors than study. If we’re honest, we are inclined to lock ourselves in a room for two hours organising our sock drawer or thinking about what our death row meal would be, and then clapping ourselves on

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Eating Disorders, How To Help

Up to 200,000 people in Ireland are reported to have an eating disorder, causing up to 80 deaths per year. You would struggle to find any female who says that they are happy with their body as we, by our nature, focus on the bad, and not on the good. We compare ourselves to others

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How To Support Someone With Anxiety

Have you noticed a friend that’s been a little quieter than usual? Just not themselves? They could be struggling with anxiety. There are a lot of things people with anxiety wish they could tell people who don’t suffer from it. We are going to give you some gentle ways to support a person with anxiety

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Megan Thee Stallion creates Mental Health Platform

We sometimes forget that celebrities are just like us in lots of ways, and while Megan Thee Stallion is a queen, she’s no different. In her song “Anxiety” she sings that she’s  “a bad b*tch, and [she] got bad anxiety.” But in this case, Megan has really put her voice behind the issue, and she

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So, How Are we Doing?

Hey. How are you doing?? This is a question we asked hundreds of girls over the past few weeks, with the help of The Irish Second Level Students Union and The Youth Lab. We’ve been traveling all over Ireland for years, talking to girls in schools about how they are doing, how they feel about

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SHINE FESTIVAL IS BACK BABY!!

We’re back baby!!! Those of you who have been fans of us for a while will know that Shine Festival is our favourite day of the year. And it’s coming back on October 11th and 12th of this year, bigger and better than ever before. Shine started in 2018 with 350 girls in a small

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10 Lessons We Learned From Never Have I Ever

As the third season of Never Have I Ever recently hit our screens, we couldn’t help but nod enthusiastically about just how relatable so much of it is. If you haven’t seen it yet, get yourself over to Netflix and enjoy. If you have seen it, you’ll know that it follows Devi, who is dealing

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Anxious About Heading Off To College? Here’s How To Cope!

While heading off to college is super exciting, it can be totally nerve-wracking. In many cases, it may be the first time you live outside of your family home and leaving things that have been familiar for so many years. You might be moving on campus, getting a house-share or living in digs. Whatever your

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