MASSIVE NEWS! We wrote a lil book!!!

We are SO excited to finally share our latest news. Are you ready! For the past few months we’ve been working on the cutest little book called “The Survival Handbook for Girls”. This book is has been lovingly put together by our entire team and beautifully illustrated by our friends at Vitamin Creative. The book

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Tips To Get Your Day Off To A Great Start

Mornings, ughhhhhhh! Is there anything more annoying than that one person who is insanely perky and happy first thing in the morning when all you want to do is be a zombie for a while and drink your tea/coffee and wake up properly? We recommend you sit down for this one because we are going

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Secrets of Teen Girls by Róisín Curran

We were put in contact with Róisín, a Transition Year student, about a project she was working on. Her teacher was astounded with her work and thought it needed to be shared with the world, and wow, we think the same! We hopped into action and contacted Róisín because we needed to know why she

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Ask Steph: My Parents Are Separating And I Feel Sad And Angry

Hi Steph, My parents told me last week that they can’t stay together anymore. It wasn’t a surprise because they haven’t been getting on for a few months now but I’m still really sad and angry about it. I’m an only child. I’m going into 6th year. And now I’m going to have to move

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Tell Me About It – A Shona Project Podcast

Have we got news for you! 😉 You’re going to have to sit down for this one.  Are you ready?   Thanks to our podcast extraordinaire Samantha Tabaldo, we are ready to drop our first ever series of our new Shona Project podcast “Tell Me About It”.   Our first series focuses on women that

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Read This! – Book Recommendations From Our Ambassadors

During the lockdown, many of us picked up some new hobbies. One of those may have been reading and now you are a big-time book worm. Does that sound like you? Well if it does, this is the article for you! We chatted with some of our very our Shona book worms and they have

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Shona Meets: Ava Whelton – Owner of Old Soul Vintage

There has always been a massive interest in everything vintage. From cars to books to – more recently – fashion. So, when Waterford’s newest vintage shop opened up and we found out it was owned and run by 22-year-old Ava Whelton, we thought it would be rude not to have a chat with her. Mainly

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Vintage Fashion Throughout The Years By Aoife

Whether we like it or not, our wardrobes can have a massive environmental impact- it’s estimated that if current trends continue, the fashion industry may be responsible for a quarter of global greenhouse gas emissions by 2050. Something has to give. Luckily for us, there are loads of different options in terms of sustainable fashion-

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Steph Golds – Talk Therapy

Recognise that face? What are we thinking, of course you do. It’s our very own Steph. Some of you may know her from her weekly “Ask Steph” articles for Shona, some may know her from her counselling and psychotherapy work or if you are very lucky, you may have met this fab lady in person.

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Annie Wong – The Girl Who Made Periods Cute

Nobody likes talking about periods. Period. They may not be fun, but they’re for sure nothing to be ashamed of. And the more we talk about them, the more empowered we are to deal with issues such as menstruation. Californian artist, Annie Wong wanted to shift the stigma and turn periods into something positive, and

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Weight Gain – A Chat With Friends by Megan

Talking to my friends about weight gain.  (I changed their names to keep their privacy!)   I have gained and lost weight countless times since the age of 13. There were times in my recovery from anorexia where weight gain happened without trying, and times where no matter how hard I tried I just couldn’t

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Orlaith De Búrca Designs – The Last Supper Makeover

We were having a little scroll on Instagram during the week, and suddenly a bang of colour hit us square in the face! It was mesmerizing! Upon further investigation, we found that the picture was a makeover of Leonardo da Vinci’s ‘The Last Supper’ that featured the most unbelievable group of inspirational women. We knew

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Netflix Understand The Greatness of Sisters!

How often have you been sitting in history class and all your teacher is talking about is the achievements of men. Surely there were women who achieved much greater things and deserve to be in those history books too? Well, you are so right. In fact, many well-known historical male figures had sisters who achieved

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RBG – The Woman, The Myth, The Legend

  “Though she be but little, she is fierce.” Ruth Bader Ginsburg was the ultimate picture of this quote. At 5ft 1”, and hailed as the “flaming feminist”. Ruth lived a life constantly defying expectations. At a time when, in her words, “less qualified males were preferred to a deserving woman”, Ruth set out on

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Tampons & Periods by Helen Keeble

Period talk can be a little awkward. It really shouldn’t be. Sometimes we feel too embarrassed to ask questions or ask for help because really, the world makes us feel like girls are just expected to know everything about periods. Well, don’t you worry! We have the perfect lady to fill you in on all

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Coco’s Law – Why We Support It And Why You Should Too

  Jackie Fox is the mother of Nicole Fox Fenlon, affectionately known as ‘Coco’. The name stuck when her little cousin couldn’t pronounce ‘Nicole’. Nicole was loved by everyone in her family and they were all extremely close. Her mother’s favourite thing about her was that she always had a giddy, cheeky smile on her

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