fbpx

Being tall is a privilege, a gift, a blessing!

My journey to self-acceptance began with my parents teaching me strength and confidence since I was granted access onto this planet. My mother — a 6′ woman with a big bright forehead, a gorgeous gap tooth, and a calm yet jokey spirit — made sure that I felt loved and beautiful as long as I can remember. She, like many other tall parents, was not surprised when I came out of the womb with an inseam probably twice the size of every other newborn. Coupling her height with my father’s, she knew that I was bound for a unique life and was always proactive in making me realize that while I am”different,” I am abundantly blessed.

Height is to the Gods,” my father would write to me often as a reminder of the stock I came from. Because of his encouragement, I never felt “bad” about my height, but I did question how I would “fit” into a society that caters to people shorter than me. Would I be able to find a mate? Would I be able to find clothing that suits my style? Would I always feel awkward in a crowd or have to bend and slouch in order to be around my group of friends?

top-picture-7-copy

Those questions lingered in my brain for years as I questioned my own degree of comfort in my skin. Representation is so important for me, as we often see ourselves in others. Because I didn’t see many women my height to relate to, initially I had to answer the aforementioned questions on my own. Soon “fitting in” became less of a viable option so I nixed that idea and put my energy towards cultivating my own individuality. Mirror work became my best friend. Funny, because I can’t even see my entire body in most mirrors, but that’s another conversation for another day.

top-picture-2-copy

I would tell myself that I am beautiful the way God made me. That my limbs were created with extra love and hands, hence why I am extra long. And that my height doesn’t need to be validated by anyone except myself. A turning point for me was in college when I truly realized I had been given a privilege. I stand out in a crowd because I am inherently unique. My style can’t be mimicked because my body is different and special. And my spine, when straight and at attention, can reach any entity in the sky. At 25, I constantly remind myself to stand up with perfect posture — to be conscious of my stature and to be proud of it.

To my beautiful tall women, I will tell you this: Never slouch. Never bend. And most importantly, never cut down your own strength merely for the comfort of others.

Remember that being tall is a privilege. Being tall is a gift. Being tall is a blessing.

With Love,

Tyi

Sharing is Caring
Facebook
Twitter
Google+
Pinterest
You may also like

Hey there Tall Sister, lets stay connected!

ADVERTISE HERE

contact
bree@thetallsociety.com

Categories

The Tall Society is an empowering and inspiring community created to unite tall girls and women worldwide.

You will find meaningful discussions and access to positivity and encouragement through all the content we create with love for our community.

Welcome home, Tall Sisters!

Meet the Team | Attend Our Next Event

Archives

Archives
@thetallsociety
  • Incredible things happen when you fully accept who you are Tall Sisters!   I loved working on this with a group of incredible womxn.  @TheAllWomxnProject  @BonjourClem @CharliHoward @LeynaBloom @sammypicone @LouisVuittonCrocs @iamNataliaHarris @MuseGold
  • Talk to me Tall Sisters, how are you holding up?⁠  I try to find refuge in doing things that make me happy. A walk in the park or enjoying some dark chocolate, as I wait for the next Justice League movie to be released, so I can have 90 minutes to drool over @prideofgypsies again 😏.  ⁠ ⁠ Reminding myself to take it one day at a time and that I have so much to be grateful for.⁠
  • WHY DO MEN LIE ABOUT THEIR HEIGHT?   As I recently had yet ANOTHER man telling me that he knew better exactly how tall I was🙄 , I figured to share this again. When will they learn?
  • #TallTribe, are you sporting our merchandise yet? So many different options available for you, visit 👉🏾TheTallSociety.com/Shop ___________⁠ ⁠ The Tall Society LLC will be donating all merchandise revenue in the month of June to the below 4 institutions:⁠ ⁠ @blklivesmatter⁠ @mnfreedomfund⁠ @eji_org⁠ @yourrightscamp
  • #TallTribe, we still have a lot of work to do. How have you made adjustments in your life to be an active part of change our future?   Next up we have some suggestions on organizations you may consider donating to. Save this post for future reference.⁠ ⁠ These organizations walk the talk, they are the boots on the ground dedicating every hour of every day to further Anti-Racism, Diversity & Inclusion initiatives. ⁠ ⁠ They all can benefit greatly from any donations you are able to make. ⁠  ⁠
  • Is your brand marketing representative of your customer base? Are you compensating black bloggers the same as white bloggers or even offering them the same opportunities? From those you have hired and contracted in the past, what percentage are POC? These are all questions you should be asking yourself.⁠  ⁠ ◾ Tall Brands & Bloggers, sign up via the LINK in our BIO or on TheTallSociety.com/BLM⁠

ADVERTISE HERE

contact
bree@thetallsociety.com

Menu

Search The Tall Society