Meet Flossie The Beach Cleaner

So news just in, the older generation have made a complete mess of taking care of the earth, so the younger generation are taking back control, seeing as the adults just can’t seem get it together. We’ve been watching the power of young voices as Greta Thunberg has started a worldwide movement that has grown

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Shona Welcomes Mary Kate Slattery

Mary Kate Slattery is many things. Whilst she studies law in Trinity, and trains to become a pro-boxer, she also often shares the story of the anorexia which overtook her from age 9 into her early teenage years. Mary-Kate is one of the busiest people on the planet, she trains, studies, meditates, writes and then

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What is Empathy Anyway?

We hear the words ‘empathy‘ and ‘sympathy‘ a lot. They are both used all the time, and sometimes not correctly. So whats the difference? Here’s an really simple explanation… Sympathy = I get ya boo Empathy = I feel ya boo Sympathy means that you can see that the other person is struggling, and you acknowledge

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FAI Hall of Fame Welcomes Its First Female ⚽⚽⚽

On Sunday night, Ireland legend Emma Byrne became the first woman to be inducted into the FAI’s Hall of Fame. Since 1996, Emma has been a beacon of the Irish squad, check out these stats… 1 European Title 11 League Titles 10 FA Cup Titles 23 Years 134 Caps “From the time that she first

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What do we Want? Action on Climate Change!

And they say kids should be seen and not heard? “They” are very much mistaken. Today, thousands of young people gathered all across Ireland to demand action against Climate Change. The rallies were inspired by the work of Greta Thunberg, the Swedish teenager who has fast become one of the worlds most influential people after

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Why Asking For Help Changed My Life

The year my parents separated was the year my whole world completely crashed and to say my mental health suffered was an understatement. I went from being a severely athletic young girl who loved her body and everything that she was to a complete hermit who hated any sort of interaction with the world and

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The Astronomers That Time Forgot…

Have you heard of “The Harvard Computers”? They are a group of female astronomers who did huge amounts of research on our galaxy, even though, as women, they weren’t allowed to touch the telescopes themselves. Or how about the woman who discovered what stars were actually made of? Or even the astronomer who had to

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When Friendships Don’t Work: By Skye

Hey guys, Skye here and today I’m gonna talk to you all about something that I feel everyone has experienced at some point in their lives. So sit back, relax and enjoy! Now, have you ever had a toxic friendship? Bit of a shocker of a question, I know. Hope you’re still relaxed. Toxic friendships

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Celebrating IWD 2019 👩👩👩

ITS INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY!!! IWD is a worldwide day in which we celebrate the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. Celebrated since 1911, today is really special as it doesn’t belong to any one country, organisation, charity or political group. Its a day for all of us. IWD is always a very busy day

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Equality: Where are we now?

Tomorrow is International Women’s Day, and in their usual mix of English and Gaeilge, Gearóidín and Claire are reflecting on how far we’ve come, where we are now, and what the future holds…. 2018 marked the comóradh céad bliain of women’s ceart vótála in Ireland and the UK – many of us managed to get

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Who is… Nellie Bly?

Have you ever heard the amazing story of Nellie Bly? Its like all your favourite, edge of your seat Netflix episode’s rolled into one. Nellie was a journalist who pushed all boundaries to get the scoop. She was intent on telling the stories of the disadvantaged, and of women in particular. Born Elizabeth Jane Cochran,

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What does High Functioning Anxiety Look Like?

Its hard to describe, like explaining the colour yellow to someone who is  blind. One of our readers sent us this video which perfectly sums up what anxiety feels like, here’s a transcript…. “High-functioning anxiety looks like… Achievement. Busyness. Perfectionism. When it sneaks out, it transforms into nervous habits. Nail biting. Foot tapping. Running my

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The Media And Me: By Libby

Libby is one of our ambassadors, a passionate writer, in fact, a passionate life liver in every single way possible. She runs her own magazine called “The Pass Around” in which she encourages free and uncensored writing by young people. Recently, she’s been having conflicting thoughts about joining the massive bubble we call “the media”

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Shona in Africa: An Update

You guys remember when Shona spent Christmas in Africa? Well here’s the latest on how the trip went, and whats next…. Better late than never….another update from me to you to give you some insights as to how the 2nd workshop went and share some of the exciting possibilities that Tammy are myself are now

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Its Eating Disorders Awareness Week….

Eating Disorder Awareness Week takes place all this week, February 25th to March 3rd.  Earlier this week, Megan appeared on Ireland AM to share her experience of ED in an honest and open way. Did you spot her, you can watch her here? As a Shona ambassador, Megan has shared her personal account with us many

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Shona Meets…… Caroline Foran

If you struggle with anxiety, Caroline Foran is the best friend you never knew you had……until now. Caroline is the best selling author of “Owning It: Your Bulls*t Free Guide To Living With Anxiety” and “The Confidence Kit, Your Bullsh*t Free guide to Owning Your Fear”. She is super honest, and provides practical tools to live

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Jess Glynne Makes a Statement at the Brits

In a striking performance at last night’s Brit awards in the O2 In London, Jess Glynne and H.E.R made a powerful statement about self-acceptance whilst performing their hit song “Thursday”. Jess was surrounded by women who sat behind ring lights, and as she sang, she removed her false eyelashes, and all of her make-up. “Sometimes

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