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Fire up those friendships

First published as ‘Happy Galentines Day Ladies’ in issue two of Cinders Magazine.

Cinders editor, Méabh McDonnell, explains her take on ‘Galentine’s day’ and the importance of celebrating female friendships and being seen as a woman in today’s society. 

“February 14th, Valentines day is about romance, but February 13th, Galentine’s Day, is about celebrating lady friends.” Those were the words of the great Leslie Knope, America’s most optimistic government worker and protagonist of the late, great, Parks and Recreation. I think that Galentine’s Day is a day to take note of the positive female relationships in your life and let those women know just how much they mean to you.

I truly believe that Galentine’s Day is something that we need.

We need a day to celebrate the other women in our lives, whether they are our mothers, our sisters, our daughters, our best friends, our cousins or our nieces; because we all have some positive female relationships in our lives and it feels so good to celebrate those.

How many of us have said, or thought, the words ‘I don’t really get along with other girls.’ or ‘I’m not really a girls-girl’ or the queen-bee of them all: ‘I’m not like other girls’. I’m willing to bet most of us have. I know I have. And it begs only one response: ‘What’s wrong with “other girls”?’

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Happy Mother’s Day

Happy Mother’s Day to all of the mothers and grandmothers out there – especially those who work too hard, work extra jobs and to those who are sometimes over looked!

Some of us are lucky enough to have very positive relationships with our mothers and we wouldn’t be who we are without them. Cinders editor Meabh McDonnell talks about that in her Galentines Day article in issue 2 of Cinders!

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Issue two is here!

And it’s here! Galentine’s Day has come and with it is Cinders Magazine’s second issue!

Read it here online: //e.issuu.com/embed.html#27012103/44288741

Or download your free copy here:  cinders-issue-two-final
We have some fantastic articles in this issue including the benefits of Galentines day, the brilliant friendships of Crazy Ex Girlfriend, an interview with author Erika McGann, and (CW) the answers to every question you’ve ever had about your period.

Contributors to issue two are: Méabh McDonnell, Grainne Coyne, Teresa Mulhern, Caitriona Fahy, Rose Joyce, Sheil Say Words and Jenna Reimer!

The content is smart, insightful and at times very, very funny. We’re sure it will brighten up your Galentine’s day, it certainly made ours!

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Issue two is coming soon!

Hi Folks, Cinders second issue is ready to go and we are very pleased to announce that it will launch on February 13th, taking inspiration from Parks and Recreation’s Galentines Day celebrations!

So make sure to log on here and celebrate Galentines by reading the newest copy of Cinders. Where we celebrate all of the fantastic ladies of cinema both now – and some a few years old!

We also dive into our Gilmore Girls Revival reactions, read some great new books and celebrate some great YouTube crafters who could show you how to make some great Galentines day gifts!

 

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