Interview: Kate McGuane Designer

Cork Based ceramicist and designer Kate McGuane talks to us about how to embrace and nourish your creative spirit. Hi Kate, you are a very talented young designer. Where you always artistic? Thank you Tammy. I was definitely a creative child. I can remember spending hours colouring, drawing and painting when I was quite young and nothing

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Squad Goals: Alanis Morisette

Are you pissed off? Do you hate your parents? Did a boy break your heart? Our gift to you today is Jagged Little Pill by Alanis Morisette. In 1995, girls were cute, sparkly and spoke in high pitched voices about boys and fashion. Those who didn’t were kept in dark places away from daylight as society

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To the Marino Girls

Hi Girls, I was so happy to spend time with you all today. You all reminded me a lot of myself at age 14-15.  I could tell that most of you are dealing with challenges, and that you all know that life can be hard. We had a lovely moment when one girl decided to

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Amanda Seyfried on Mental Illness

  The amazing Amanda Seyfried talked about her struggle with OCD (Obsessive Compulsive Disorder) in this months Allure magazine. She said that people don’t take mental illness as seriously as physical illness. Amanda takes medication to remain mentally healthy and says that she would never stop her meds just to avoid the stigma attached with it.

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Guest Post: What should I be eating?

Show us a woman who doesn’t have a love/hate (mostly hate) relationship with her body and we’ll show you a leprechaun riding a unicorn to Narnia. Every single one of us feels that our sense of worth equates to our weight. Bex is a nutritionist and a personal trainer and she has lots to say

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Hush Now!! Michelle is speaking.

We are obsessed with Michelle Obama. We have been very clear about this in the past. Earlier this week Michelle spoke out about Trumps attitude to women and gave us all a masterclass on how to shut down a massive toolbucket with dignity, grace and intelligence. Take it away Shellie.

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Rooms around the World

If you were to look at the bedrooms of young women all over the world, what do you think they would look like?   Messy? Probably. Pink? Sometimes. Smelling of the half eaten bowl of Coco Pops under the bed? Almost Always. John Thakwray travelled to over 55 countries and photographed over 1,00 bedrooms of young people. The pictures

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Am I Pretty Now?

Karolina Maria, from Norway, posted a video to Instagram called “Am I pretty now?” The video shows Karolina (20) scrolling through Instagram and getting more and more unhappy with her appearance. It starts with the contouring, followed by falsies and eventually she has completely changed her appearance. “I think it’s just so crazy how plastic

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Balbriggan Girls Slay at Young Scientists Europe

Teenagers Maria Lousie Fufezan and Diana Bura were the winners of the BT Young Scientist Competition in January, and just this week came third in the European Union Contest for Young Scientists in Brussels. Their winning project was called ‘An Investigation into the Effects of Enzymes used in Animal Feed Additives on the Lifespan of

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Audrie & Daisy is finally on Netflix!

Daisy Coleman was 14 years old when she woke up on her front lawn with her hair frozen to the ground after attending a party with her older brothers friend. Soon after, Audrie Pott, aged 15  was sexually assaulted at a house party. A week later, Audrie was dead, having committed suicide. This new Netflix

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8 TV Ads that will inspire you.

TV Advertising is big business, and its really amazing when big brands use their advertising time to send a message and inspire. Here are a few of our favourites.   This one shows that we pick up our insecurities from our Mothers. All our bodies, and our Mother’s, are awesome. 2. This one shows that as

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What is a Feminist and how do I know if I am one?

Firstly, if you want to have the same opportunities in life as everyone else, you are a feminist. Full stop. If the word feminist plants a picture in your head of a hairy armpitted, manhating, placard carrying hippy woman as seen below, then you’re wrong. Here’s the thing, for the most part, we have it

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Queer Kids Stuff: Breaking down for kids what it means to be LGBT

When you see it for yourself, it seems like such an obvious idea that is long overdue. This new web series explains what it means to be LGBT in simple language for young children. “Queer Kids Stuff“ is created and produced by Lindsey Amer and is intended to start conversations between kids and adults in a

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My Trans Diary: Hollywood has a Trans Problem

Hollywood has a Trans problem. Just after my last article went online, it was announced that actor Matthew Bomer would play a female trans sex worker in the adaptation of stage play Anything for the big screen. Too often this is the case with Hollywood films dealing with trans experiences. We are resigned to either

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Spotlight on Spots (see what we did there?)

Our resident GP, Dr Sharon loves talking about this stuff. Don’t read whilst eating folks! What are spots?? They are basically blocked pores which get infected with bacteria and make red raised lumps on our skin. Around puberty- from age 10 onwards your skin produces more oil or sebum because of your changing hormones. This blocks the

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Happy Roald Dahl Day!

Okay, it was yesterday, and we missed it. But, in our defence, we think every day should be Roald Dahl Day. Dahl instilled a love of books in hundreds of thousands of kids and inspired many to of his readers to become the writers we read today. In his honour, this is our favourite quote, our

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Well Done Instagram

Big news from Instagram today, they are blocking the haters! Haters are something none of us should have to worry about, and should pay no heed, as negative comments say more about the commenters than the commentees. Instagram CEO and co-founder Kevin Systrom announced today on the platform that Instagram has implemented new tools to

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10 things FLOTUS wants girls to know.

Michelle Obama is a legend. Fact. Everything she says is simple and relatable, and she never sounds preachy. Here are some of the best pieces of advice she has shared for girls…. 1. “There is no boy, at this age, cute enough or interesting enough to stop you from getting an education. If I had

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