As a woman who is over 6 feet tall (183 cm), I’ve faced a number of unique challenges in life:
- People staring at me as if I’m behind a display case in a museum
- Suffering painful knees from having to cram into bus seats
- Not being able to properly fit into one-size-fits-all items
The list goes on… and on. If you’re tall, and you live in North America, you know what I mean. Society just wasn’t built for us. Yet, we are here, and we have to make the best of it, don’t we?
I started this blog to share my struggles with fellow tall women (and anyone else who might care to listen). There seem to be so few of us out there, and it’s easy to feel like you’re all alone as you tower over everyone. But you’re not alone. I’m not either. Whether you see it as a blessing or a curse, if you’re a tall woman, you stand out from the rest. People notice you. People remember you. There’s power in that, and we should own it. After all, we only have one life.
I hope that I can encourage others who walk this road. I also hope that I can learn from you, dear reader. This life is not always easy, and we need to support each other.
Remember, there is nothing wrong with your height. You are not “too tall” (no such thing!) Sure, your height may cause you to encounter certain challenges, but it is not something to be ashamed of.
Keep your heads up, ladies—we got this.