Ask the Doc: Oh Heyyyyyyyyy Fever

As some of you know, we have the lovely Dr. Sharon on board here at The Shona Project. We keep her in the top drawer of our filing cabinet, and let her out when we have questions. This week, as we’re all sneezing, we asked her to tell us how to deal with HEEEYYYYY fever. Here’s

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One for the lads… Feel free to share

On Wednesday night, former US Vice-President, Joe Biden spoke to students at George Mason University about consent, an issue he feel VERY strongly about. “Change the culture. You can do it,” he told the crowd in Fairfax, Virginia, before addressing male students specifically. “Guys. A woman who’s dead drunk cannot consent,” he said, his voice rising. “You are raping her.

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The power of an apology

Lets admit it, us girls are wagons. We just can’t let stuff go. Some girl picked you last for the dodgeball team in 3rd class and you still won’t speak to them in 5th year. In fact, by 5th year, you have probably forgotten what the argument was about, but by God, that girl is dead

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Youth Council Profile: Meet Sophie!

Sophie is just the coolest. A talented writer, and a hard core feminist, she’s the kind of girl you want in your corner. We know that Sophie will do pretty much anything we ask her to do, because she loves a challenge and ain’t afraid of nuthin. Meet Sophie. What was it about TSP that

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Why you should be obsessed with Gina Rodriguez

Gina Rodriguez is the Golden Globe winning start of “Jane the Virgin”. Awesome show, bit bonkers but sure lookit, we love bonkers. But Gina is way more than that. Herself and her sister Ivelisse were the first in her family to get a college education, and because of that she is passionate about promoting others

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Playlist: 20 songs inspired by Anxiety & Depression

When you don’t have the words to explain how you feel, when you are alone, when you feel like nobody understands…… Music is the go to for so many of us who are going through a hard time, playing it or listening to it, you will always find a musician, singer, or songwriter who once stood

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Guest Post: On putting a face to mental illness

Something that I really had to think about when writing a blog was the use of my own identity? Do I hide behind an alias? Am I ashamed of an illness that I live with? I wrote my first post mainly as a therapeutic way to deal My Black Dog. I never really intended on

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Is Social Media making you sick?

Lets get real here. If you’re reading this, you have your phone or tablet in your hand, or are on a laptop or desktop PC. Ask yourself, how long have you been looking at the screen? Are you still in bed? Have you eaten today or spoken to a real person yet? Before you turn

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This Anorexia Survivor shares a letter to her body

Most of us girls have a negative opinion of our bodies. Many of us admit that we are fighting a constant battle to keep up with the unrealistic expectations that society puts on us to be perfect. Our culture views our bodies as ornaments and not amazing wonders of nature to be used as tools to run, dance,

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Does this girl look Irish enough for you?

Una Kavanagh has an Irish passport and an Irish Birth Cert, she grew up in Kerry, speaks Irish and probably likes Barrys tea, Tayto’s and Amy Huberman (We need to verify this, but what Irish person doesn’t?) However, Una is constantly being told that she isn’t Irish enough, and having to defend her right to call

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All of our favourite female movie speeches for your viewing pleasure

In the old days, girls were secondary characters in movies, one dimensional, superficial, sappy, weak and reliant on men to save them. Those days are over, and now we see a whole array of women and girls, who are girlie but strong, romantic but realistic, who fall in love easily while remaining fiercely independent. For

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Know any awesome girls?

Okay, so all girls are awesome, but do you know any REALLY awesome girls? At Shona, we want to celebrate the achievements of girls all over Ireland, so tell us! There are lots of girls out there who are doing amazing things, writing books, making music, creating change, leading and inspiring others. There are also

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Guest Post: Why what I wear doesn’t mean I’m ‘Asking for it’.

Ellen Sheehan is a transition year student in Eureka Secondary School, in Kells County Meath, Ireland. She wrote this piece on her blog about how people react to the clothes we wear. Please follow Ella’s blog at https://unspokenbutdefinitelyfelt.wordpress.com/ I had and always will be the girl, who thrives off the idea of beauty. Who loves the

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Watch: Imelda May’s latest song celebrates women everywhere

  We all love Imelda May, and she has just released a new video inspired by the recent women’s marches called ‘Should’ve been you’. The video which was shot in Brixton in London is one continuous take, featuring a group of everyday “superwomen”, all of which answered a call on Facebook. Imelda said, “I wrote

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An update on the @yesnotthedress Campaign: By Sophie

Consent, consent, consent! It’s a word and an issue we are all aware of but unfortunately we haven’t quite conquered the problems surrounding it. For me and many people, it wasn’t something we were taught about in school, it wasn’t even a topic that came up within our own private conversations. I grew up being

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My journey with Anorexia: By Megan

Last week, Megan told us a little about herself and her journey through recovery from anorexia. This week, she has written in more detail, in this beautiful, honest and insightful piece. x I can’t tell you when it started, because if I did I would be lying. The truth is, I don’t remember, it’s all a

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Why this picture of a smile went viral

Tensions in the US and the UK have been rising over the past few years, and acts of racism seem to be rising along with it, as people react in fear to the terrorist attacks that have happened across the world. This picture was taken at a protest held by the English Defence League in

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