International Day of the Girl

October is a busy month. It’s fire awareness month, national popcorn popping month, national dental hygiene month (coincidence? I think not!), national breast cancer awareness month, national arts and humanities month, national disability employment awareness month and national book month. (Why are these all national months? Why does it matter? Which nation, for that matter? I digress.)

In this busy month, today is – apparently – the International Day of the Girl. As part of this CNN asked a bunch of notable women: “Looking back, what one piece of advice would you give to your 15-year-old self?”

It’s a good question. What would you want to tell your 15-year-old self?