Listen. I completely understand that there are challenges when it comes to being tall. I talk about them myself from time to time but I am completely tired of people constantly highlighting them like our problems are the only thing to talk about when it comes to a tall woman's height. You see article after article and hashtag after hashtag about tall girl problems. I read 4 this morning and I wasn't even searching for them!
Just stop it already.
While I think it's important to tell our stories, talk about our challenges (and even get some comical relief from them), can we also put an emphasis on how amazing it is to be tall!? Maybe if we stopped focusing on the problems so much, we would see a change in ourselves and furthermore the way the world stereotypes a tall woman.
It is a gift. It is a blessing. It is amazing. Let's start looking at it as a privilege rather than a problem!
Here are my top 10 tall privileges (in no particular order). Please feel free to add yours...let's keep this list going!
1. WE COMMAND ATTENTION WITHOUT SAYING A WORD.
When we walk into a room, all eyes are on us and we already have an advantage without even speaking. Don't shy away from it, use it. You are the girl that everyone is looking at. Take the spotlight and run with it!
2. TALL IS SEXY.
Just our height in itself is attractive, not to mention all of the other amazing things we are. Embrace your sexy tallness. Everybody loves them some TallSWAG baby!
3. WE CAN REACH THINGS THAT NOBODY CAN.
We are never that person at the supermarket that asks someone to get something off of the top shelf for them. We get what we want, when we want it. OW!
4. THEY SECRETLY WANTS TO BE US.
Those rude stares and comments are just a form of jealousy. They want height, can't have it and thus have to make fun of it. Silly rabbits.
5. WE ALWAYS HAVE THE BEST VIEW IN THE HOUSE.
All we have to do is stand up and BAM...a view that money can't buy!
6. WE CHOOSE TO WEAR HEELS.
We love a fierce heel hunni, but we don't wear them to be taller...we wear them because we can. The height comes naturally for us but we still rock a mean heel because we look fabulous doing it. Watch us werk!
7. PEOPLE CAN'T HELP BUT STARE.
Are some people rude with their staring? Yes. But most people do it because they can't help themselves. This tall is a thing of beauty...stare your heart out!
8. CLOTHES FIT US BETTER.
Our height compliments clothes in an amazing way. Our long legs showcase jeans, shorts and dresses, we can pull off prints and colors with ease and clothes just hang better on a tall frame. Why do you think designers want tall models to walk their garments on the runway?
9. WE DON'T NEED TO WAIT ON ANYONE TO CHANGE A LIGHT BULB.
Seriously, we need to see and don't have to wait on anyone to show us the light.
10. WE HAVE A BUILT IN FILTER FOR WEAK MEN.
Many men don't approach a tall woman because they are intimidated. Who wants a weak man? I know I don't. Thank God our height automatically weeds the silly ones out.