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This Is What The Average 16-Year-Old Looks Like In 2017

They're changing the game.

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We asked the 16-year-olds of the BuzzFeed Community to send us their favorite pictures of themselves. Here are the empowering results.

Note: The purpose of this post is to celebrate the uniqueness of teens around the world, just like in this post. Permission from parents was required to send in photos.

1. First of all, they speak up for what they believe in.

"This is a photo from my city’s Women’s March. It’s one of my favorite photos of myself, despite the fact that I'm not wearing makeup. I was genuinely happy and felt so empowered, and I think that's what really matters."


2. They do their best to overcome their depression for a little bit and explore.

"This picture was taken on a day when my depression decided to leave me alone for a while, so I hung out by the Seine and there was a wall you could write on. I struggled so hard to write Je suis grande, meaning 'I’m tall' (which is not true) in French."



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