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WIN KACY

Photo Credit:  Lakeela Smith

Photo Credit: Lakeela Smith

In my last post, I introduced THE INCREDIBLE KACY and guess what!?!? You can WIN her!!! Yes..this beautiful dress that comes in 68" and 72" lengths can be in your closet just by entering the #LoveTall Contest presented by Height Goddess! Here is what you need to do...

1. Post a pic on Instagram.

2. Tag and follow @TallSWAG and @HeightGoddess in the post as well as use the #LoveTall. Tell us why you love your height...we can't wait to hear why!

3. After you post, fill out the form HERE.

It's simple and spoiler alert!...there is also an awesome coupon code at the end of the contest that is good through April 19th, so regardless you get something for entering!

One thing...HURRY! The winner will be chosen on April 15th so it doesn't give you much time.

Enter now! Can't you just see this beauty in your closet?

HELLO BEAUTIFUL

Sweater - H&M/Skirt - H&M/ Shoes - Rollie by Smash Shoes (shown in size 12) /Bag in a Bag -  Collage Clothing Lounge /Neck Piece - Forever 21/Ring - H&M  Photo Credit:  YBowyer Photography

Sweater - H&M/Skirt - H&M/Shoes - Rollie by Smash Shoes (shown in size 12)/Bag in a Bag - Collage Clothing Lounge/Neck Piece - Forever 21/Ring - H&M

Photo Credit: YBowyer Photography

Hello Beautiful! It's been quite awhile since my last post. My bad. Life has been crazy. I have an amazing project that I have been working on (that I can't quite talk about yet) and the Playoffs (Go Warriors!) are right around the corner so I have been slammed. Please know that I missed you every moment I was away!

If you follow me on Instagram, you know that I raved about the H&M New Neutrals line. I love a great neutral and all of the pieces (which flew off the shelves) were right up my alley. I went to the store the day they were released and of course most of the options didn't fit BUT they had this amazing sweater that did. It's super comfy but has side detailing that makes the sweater polished. It has short sleeves, which make it a great option for us and also a surprisingly long body. I know I say it time and time again but it's a testament to the fact that you must try things on.

I put on a form fitting skirt to balance out the silhouette and threw on my babies...the Rollie from Smash Shoes. Side Note: Smash Shoes just came out with an over the knee boot in sizes 10-13 which you will see in a future post so stay tuned. And last but not least, I added one of my fav trends this season, a bag in a bag! You can bring all of your stuff in the bigger bag or put the essentials in the smaller bag and keep it movin...a Tall Girl loves her some options!

It's great seeing you again:-) Have a great day Luv...Stand Tall in everything you do!

Tall Girls: A Story of Giants...?

I just watched the trailer for Tall Girls: A Story of Giants.

I still have tears in my eyes.

The trailer for this movie is both sickening and disheartening.  The fact that there are women out there getting surgeries to stop their growth is disgusting… 

The fact that the modeling industry is so cookie-cutter that a 6’2” model would have to lie on their resume and say they are 6’ to get jobs, is pathetic…

The fact that a doctor would react to a height of 190cm (roughly 6’3”) with "obviously that’s a body size that a girl can’t be happy with", is just plain repulsive.

While I am excited that there is a movie about tall women, I really hope that the trailer does not reflect the entire message.  I am praying that the film isn’t entirely negative because TALL IS BEAUTIFUL!  I hope they include some proud tall ladies in the movie so that it’s not another method of reinforcing the false notion that women are (and as the title of the film puts it) giants if their height supersedes the ‘norm’ (by the way, if I ever find norm I am going to crush it, burn it and flush the ashes down the toilet).

This film is EXACTLY why I created TallSWAG and T SWAG.  We need to shout TALL IS BEAUTIFUL from the rooftops and stop this way of thinking so a negative trailer like this can’t even be created.

Tall is Beautiful. NEVER let anyone tell you different!

SOUND OFF! What do you think of the movie Tall Girls: A Story of Giants?

CLICK TO WATCH THE TRAILER FOR TALL GIRLS: A STORY OF GIANTS.

The Elephant in the Room

Let’s address the elephant in the room. 

Sometimes it’s hard being tall. 

There, I said it and we can all breathe.

Yes.  We have all had those times where we want to cry because someone calls us a freak or tells us that we shouldn’t wear heels.  Or the times when people call you a giant or squint really hard trying to see if you have an adams apple because there is no way that you could really be a woman who is THAT tall.

I have felt all of this and I know you have too.  It’s OK.  In the end you get the last laugh. Now 36 and 6’6”, I at least get the giggles everyday because I know that the people who question our beautiful tall quality are ashamed that they don’t have it.  I know that when I wear my 5” heels that the reaction should empower me because there is no way that the people staring could do it themselves.  I know that tall is beautiful every day, all day, 365 days a year.

How did I get to this point? That could take a month of Sunday's to explain but since I only have this blog, let me break it down…

Like you, I was always a head and shoulders above everyone.  People always thought I was older then my age and often checked my birth certificate for confirmation.  Kids were mean little things.  They always found a way to make the same comment hurt like a new one.

As I grew older (pun intended) I found myself to not only be the tallest one in school but also the blackest.  That’s not very PC but that is exactly what it was.  I, and a handful of other kids, were the only ethnic people in my school.  Thus, I was double different and got double the input.  There wasn’t a day that went by where I wasn’t reminded that I wasn’t normal.

I was never the athletic type and rebelled against the sea of people begging me to dribble or spike.  When I entered the 7th grade, I gave in to basketball.  While I immediately loved the sport, it didn’t love me.  I had to work day and night to be good.  The assumption that a tall person is automatically amazing in sports is false and I had to combat that on a daily basis. As you can see I had a lot to deal with and quite frankly was depressed for most of my high school years.

I worked my way into a full ride basketball scholarship at the University of the Pacific.  My life changed there.  I grew out of my awkward stage, found my voice, embraced my uniqueness and built a house of confidence on the foundation my parents had been tirelessly fostering for years.  I picked up all of the pieces and built an amazing me.  I can’t really tell you how it happened, I just know that I am now a strong, tall, beautiful woman that uses every word, good or bad, to empower my path.  

No matter how it happened for me, please know that it will happen for you too.  The broken road you are traveling on leads right to the YOU that you want to be.  Every crack, bump and pothole will be paved over with extraordinary confidence.  Take knowledge from every word of the weak and use it to walk taller.

Tall is absolutely, unequivocally BEAUTIFUL.  I have said it many times and will say it until the wheels fall off.  We have to show and tell the world.  When we are empowered we must empower others and that is exactly why I created TallSWAG.com.  If we don’t tell them nobody will!

If you take anything away from my story please know that you are the only one in this world that can do YOU the best.  Love everything that God has given you and celebrate it with the world! 

I believe that everything happens for a reason and if what I have gone through helps anyone for one minute, then it was worth every second.  

I would never tell someone that they must share their story but if you want to, please do.  If you just want to share it with me, then just share it with me.  If you want to share it anonymously, share it anonymously.  If you want to share your story with a picture, video and 32 page photo montage, let's do it!

Bottom line: If you want to share, no matter how you do it, I know that there are those that want to hear.  Post a comment below or email your story to info@TallSWAG.com.  I promise I will respect all of your wishes.

Thanks for listening to my story.  I can't wait to read yours.

Stand Tall.  You are amazing! NEVER ever EVER forget it. 

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