15 is a big year. You're on the cusp of adulthood, navigating relationships with friends and family, and learning to act much more independently than ever before. NPR is exploring the ways girls around the world tackle the challenges they face at 15, and they're encouraging girls and women to share their stories under the hashtag #15girls.
The project highlights the vast range of challenges 15-year-olds face. Most girls express concerns about school, but while some worry about getting a good SAT score, others worry about having to leave school because of forced marriage. The Malala Fund has even shared stories of girls who have faced challenges getting to school.
Take a look at some of the stories girls and women shared below.