For all the beautiful tall girls and the problems we have to endure. Through all the teasing, feeling out of place & short hems, I'm finally coming to a point where I realized that there's nothing wrong with being a little different. People still try to tear me down about it but there will always be people doing that. These problems are mostly to make you laugh & go "OH MY GOD. THAT'S MY LIFE." But this is more than just a place to share each other's problems. It's a support group where we encourage girls to see the beauty within them (so play nice, ladies). Ask me anything & feel free to submit!
"You're only as tall as your heart will let you be and you're only as small as the world will make you seem."
I’m 5’5.5 at 13 years old. I love my height, but sometimes I feel uncomfortable. All my friends are petite, so they can wear heels, but I don’t. Anyway, that’s me. Bye xx
I am 16 and 5’7 (technically 5’6.5) but even though some people are like HA that’s tiny,to me it’s not. I’d like to share the problems of “shorter”tall girls. I am too short to be a model,sigh.. also all my friends are tiny compared to me with the tallest being 5’4. Alsol I am of south asian origin and the women tend to be titchy.including my mum she is 5’2. Also my twin bro is only one inch taller than me !! I just want people to realise although i may not be a 5’10 statuesque beauty, it’s still hard to be taller than average and be singled out for it but i am learning to like it. Shout out to all my tall girls - short tall or tall tall
I love ballet, and have been dancing on and off for all of my life. Three years ago, I quit ballet after being told my my teacher that I would never make it professionally because of my height :( Her reasons were: you’ll never have a partner tall enough for you, and en pointe you’ll be 6”1 or 6”2. I was only 14 then, and around 5”9, which I would kill to be right now!
I recently started ballet again this summer, and I told myself that I had to stay 5”11. Even though shorter guys would always say, “no way, you can’t possibly be only 5”11!!” I stuck to the 5”11 point in my mind. In the studio, my teachers sometimes address me as “tall girl”, and a friend of mine (who is a GUY) is the only person remotely close to being my height, and he complained about it!!! When I look in the mirror, my legs almost come up to the shoulders of some 12/14 year olds who will probably only grow a few more inches…
Long story short, I hate being this tall. Not because I hate my body (I love it!) but because it sets me back in all of the things that I love. I also hate worrying about intimidating shorter people, and getting the “you are sooooooo tall!” comment at least every other day!
I wanted to submit this on behalf of someone else. To start off, I just turned 18 and I am 6’2. Grade school and high school was tough. I went to a catholic school and I always had issues with uniforms fitting. I am starting to accept my height and love it. A good family friend is very tall. The entire family is. The youngest daughter is 12 years old and in 7th grade. She is now 6’1 and nowhere close to being done growing. She gets bullied all the time by the boys and the girls leave her out of things because they don’t want to get made fun of for being with her. Middle schoolers are rough. I recently introduced her this blog to show her that she isn’t alone. I just wanted to say thank you for starting this blog, it really does make a difference.
Ladies, who turns heads and gets asked if were models? Us tall girls. Wouldn’t you rather be noticed when you walk in a room rather than blend in? Stand up, embrace your height. Slouching will not hide it. A make up artist once told me I must be so lucky when it come to dating. It takes so much courage to walk up to women of our stature and it weeds all the bad ones out.
So stand up and enjoy being noticed!
I am 6’2 and very proud. I tend to try and downplay my height in some situations. I know that being this size intimidates people so i try and sit down when i am trying to be polite. When i am around short people at a buffet type meal, i stand back until people are done so they dont feel crowded by my tall self. W hen i talk to men at work, who are my boss, i sit when we have a disagreement, so they don’t feel intimidated and do something or say something to feel more powerful. I know this may seem like i am hiding but i feel it’s more respecting their comfort. On the flip side, if someone i dont respect is being rude or mean i shift myself to a standing position. People expect you to be weak and submissive if you are a woman. I love that i can feel powerful and important simply by standing. Nobody wants to yell or be rude towards someone substantially taller than them.
I think kids have gotten meaner/more assholish since I was in school. I was never picked on because of my height. I was only ever picked on in elementary and middle school for dumb reasons and because the people were bullies. Your height is nothing to be ashamed of and if people are still criticizing and picking on others for something as shallow as height, than they truly are shallow and insecure people. And I’ve seen some girls post about how guys who are shorter than them make fun of them. And that doesn’t make sense to me, aren’t the shorter ones more likely to be made fun of? I think the best part of being tall is how you carry yourself. If you stand tall and proud with your head held high people will notice it. You can’t stop people from being assholes, so the best thing you can do is laugh it off. The two reasons they would make fun of you aren’t good ones either, they either wish they were taller or honestly have nothing taller to you. Tall women are strong and beautiful, always.
6’0” and proud.
I’m 12 1/2 and I just hit the 6 foot mark, YAY!!! I’m finally able to embrace my height
And it feels so good!!
Hi.My name is Moira and i’m 5’10 (and still growing) and 16 years old.Being in high school sucks. Always being put in the back of the class,all the taunting and teasing. It just gets really hard. Until I found this blog, I felt so alone. But because of this blog, I feel more confident and I just look at my bullies and say “you know what?you may taunt and tease me but rest assured,there are plenty of women who are just like me.” thank you to all the tall women who post on this blog. You all have really inspired me.