YouTuber Keelin Moncreiff On Family Breakups

It was around Christmas time, my siblings and I were sitting at my kitchen table having your average Irish fry-up provided by Mum, who was 3 feet away in the kitchen cleaning up. My 11 or 12 year old little sister had naively asked if dad would be joining us on our summer holidays the next

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When Music Send The Wrong Message: By Daisy

The music industry is a complex, diverse place. Women in the music industry are often seen as strong, as powerful, and as just plain badass. But recently, I’ve seen a new wave of music and songs by female artists that glorify and glamorise abusive relationships. These songs paint these women as submissive, and as powerless.

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Ramadan: An Insiders POV: By Eiman

From the 6th of May to the 3rd of June this year, Muslims around the globe are supposedly starving themselves for 30 days straight in the name of Allah (God). I can without a shadow of a doubt, debunk this rumour. We don’t starve ourselves; we fast from sunrise to sunset for 30 days straight.

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Look How Far I’ve Come: By Libby

Dear Reader, I don’t care who you are. For all I know, you’re a 44 year old man trying to figure out what’s going on in his daughter’s head. Or perhaps you’ve finished your exams and you’re anxious about your results. As I said before, I don’t care. Because that’s not what’s important. What’s important,

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Working Girls! Joanne Devaney, Sheep Shearer 🐑

21 Year Old Joanne Devaney from beautiful Sligo  spends most of her time with her furry friends, turning them into less-furry friends. Joanne is a sheep shearer, and has been known to provide up to 200 haircuts on a given day. Growing up in the shadow of Benbulben mountain, Joanne has spent her entire life

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Diet Culture can go and Suck It: By Megan

Skinny teas, appetite suppressant lollipops, protein shakes, zero calorie noodles… aka money making strategies of corporations who benefit off our insecurities. It needs to stop. It saddens me to hear people talk about diets. I’m not shaming people who do, but I think they should be made aware about what it is they’re actually talking

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How To Be Truly Supportive

Its so hard to be supportive to a friend who is struggling. Sometimes, despite our best intentions, we put our big old foot in our bigger old mouths. Its so easy to roll out the same old clichés time and time again. Telling someone who is having a dark day to just “Be Positive” is

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How To Get Yourself a Summer Job

Summa is coming, and your parents pockets are only so deep, so its time to find yourself a job. But how do you make that happen when you have no experience? Tip 1: Don’t get your Mammy to go around the town handing out CV’s. Every time a Mammy hands in a CV it goes straight into

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Why You Urgently Need To Watch Wingman: By Daisy

The best show on television right now has to be- Wingman. This RTE show had a lot to live up to. We had already all fallen in love with Baz Ashmawy and his amazing mother from “50 Ways to Kill Your Mammy”, and the trailers, ads and promo promised that this would be the unmissable

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Nailing No Makeup May: By Naoishe

You alone are enough:  Maya Angelou Last week I began the No make-up in May challenge in support of a campaign started by Sze Sze Yuan from the ‘Who Is Olivia Foundation’ https://whoisolivia.org/ to fight back against the unrealistic standards set by the beauty industry for women.  Most of us girls like to wear make up

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Your Starter Guide to Reusable Period Products

Let’s talk periods! If you’ve been thinking about trying some reusable period products this is the blog for you! First off, why use reusable period products? Girls and menstruators will have their period for 6 and a half years of their lives. And over their lifetime they’ll use 11,000 disposable period products, spending €132 on

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Roz Purcell Gets Real About Body Image

You guys know Roz Purcell right? She’s one of Ireland’s most successful models ever and so beautiful she will burn your eyes. Yesterday, in honour of Mental Health Awareness Week, Roz  posted two side by side pictures on Instagram sharing the challenges she has had with her own mental health, self-acceptance and body image.   View

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Remembering Kelly Catlin: By Amber

This is a beautiful post, written by Amber, which is very sad and features discussion on mental health and suicide… Kelly Catlin. Speak her name. Out loud. Will you remember it? You’ve likely heard of her death on the news, but that was over two months ago, and news moves fast, our lives moves faster,

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New Ambassador Alert! Meet Eiman

  Feel empowered. And if you start to do it, if you start to feel your voice heard, you will never go back.” Mary Robinson These are the wonderful words of the 10th President of our nation of Ireland and a mantra for me and many other women around the world. I first realised I had

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I’m Scared of Everything! By Libby

Libby is one of our young writers. She is afraid of lots of things. But she’s not afraid of curse words. Just a heads up… 😊😊😊 You know what? I’m fucking terrified. All of the time. In this article I’m going to be telling you all my own hot take on fear and bravery, exciting stuff

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What is Stigma?

We hear a lot about Stigma, especially in relation to mental health. But what exactly is it? According to www.seechange.ie, stigma: involves the use of negative labels to identify people as different. takes many forms from the unkind word, social exclusion to higher insurance premiums. results in the person feeling devalued and may lead them

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10 Study Hacks That Actually Work (We Promise)

Its almost that time again!! The sun is out (sort of), bringing with it the dreaded JC and LC. Bedrooms all over Ireland are covered in study timetables, highlighter pens and index cards and pretty soon churches will be full of Grannies saying Novenas and health shops will be sold out of rescue remedy. But

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Would you join #NoMakeUpInMay ?

The ‘Who Is Olivia Foundation’ is an amazing website I tripped across! It was founded recently by Sze Sze Yuan and focuses on empowering women, helping people with anxiety, eating disorders and suicide prevention.  The foundation has since started a ‘No makeup in May’ campaign! Sze Sze was inspired to start this campaign because of the

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