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11 Things Tall Girls Are Tired of Hearing

By Siena Roberts--Once girls reach the height of 5’8”, they get told things that they wouldn’t normally hear. It’s like suddenly being this height changes everything, especially their athletic abilities. Being tall has its advantages (reaching things on high shelves, walking/running quickly, generally being a goddess), but it has its disadvantages, too—which people tend to point out. Here are 11 things all tall girls are tired of hearing. Like seriously, stop saying this stuff.

1. “Do you play basketball/volleyball?”

Nope. My height does not correlate to my hand-eye coordination, sadly.

2. “You’re too tall to wear heels.”

You’re entitled to your own wrong opinion, that’s fine.

3. “Can you not wear heels? I need/want to be taller.”

Usually uttered by male dates who are close to our height. I can do what I want.

4. “You can sit in the middle seat in the car, right?”

...technically, maybe? But have you seen my legs?!

5. “You’re so tall!”

Is that a compliment? But yeah, I’ve been told.

6. “I would date you, but you’re taller than me.”

Sorry that your fragile masculinity can’t handle my height.

7. “You’re walking too fast!”

Yeah, this is an actual concern. Sorry to all my friends for my constant power walking!

8. “Your legs are as long as I am tall!”’t?

9. “Can you squat for this picture?”

Yes. Yes I can. I might as well put this skill on my resume.

10. “That dress is so short!”

I know. My legs are long, my dresses aren’t.

11. “How’s the weather up there?”


Talking about height is usually okay, but be careful about what you say! Not everyone is confident with rocking it. Be kind and considerate when choosing what to say, to anyone and everyone! And to my tall ladies: keep killing it. Wear your heels (if you like wearing heels) with confidence. 

About the blogger: Siena is a 17-year-old high school senior. She’s planning on majoring in public health in college. She loves to run, and is currently training for a half marathon. She’s involved in many philanthropic clubs at her school, such as food pantry club, and is the student body secretary-treasurer. She’s struggled with anorexia since her freshman year, and is passionate about bringing awareness to eating disorders.

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