Maya Angelou

Saying Good-bye to Maya

Hero. Icon. Trailblazer. Activist. Storyteller. Poet. Dancer. Singer. Speaker. Inspiration. There are many words that describe Maya Angelou and since her passing yesterday, not one seems to capture her essence. She lived a life and influenced generations with her words and passion. Physically, she is described as having a warm smile, and having a significant […]

My Feet Always Touch the Ground

It was nothing short of an existential crisis. Sitting in the chair, I realized my feet didn’t reach the ground. My feet always touch. Always. It’s an accepted fact of my life. Like gravity, like the sun always rising in the east, like it being impossible to find jeans long enough in a normal store. In […]

How I see the world

Tall Girl at the Party

There’s a certain point where it doesn’t matter whether or not I wear heels. I’m tall. Chances are extremely high that I’ll be the tallest woman at the concert, party, club, store, gym, mall… you get the idea. The question then becomes, not “Should I wear heels?” but instead, “How much taller than everyone else […]

Stop Slouching and Stand Tall

My awareness of just how tall I was started in junior high, and with it came the need to slouch, hunch, and in general try to be shorter. I had always been the tallest girl in class, sometimes the tallest person in class, but in junior high I became more aware of it. Perhaps it was […]

Resources for Women’s Larger-Sized Shoes

This post will eventually be moved to it’s own section, but my blog is too new for those details quite yet. In the meantime, here is the important part, the resources for where to find large-sized shoes. This list is an evolution and even in the past few months that I’ve been gathering the sites, […]

Not Your Typical Tall Girl Sport

There are many sports to try but being tall, there is only one that everyone assumes that you play. In my senior year of college  I finally found my sport of choice, and it wasn’t basketball.  On a hot September day, my friend Mike and I walked across the UCSD campus with the list of […]

Introduction

There is almost a reassurance that comes with the first post. A welcoming of new people. Of establishing the blog for what it is and what it will become. My approach is optimistic, my feelings are overwhelmed and excited. And the goals are endless when it comes to creating a blog for talls like me. […]