At 16, These Girls Are Exploring Gender Roles and Womanhood

Sep 6, 2016·
TakePart Staff
Teenage crushes and the first bloom of love—at 16, these girls are exploring gender roles and what it means to become a woman. They are defining their sexuality and the types of relationships they want now and in the future. They are in the throes of making lifelong choices about who they are, how they love, and what they want.

While young relationships and heartbreak can be tough, many of these teens are focused on school and family instead of dating or are working to find the right balance of both.