June 2009 - Stacey 6'1"

Stacey's Basics

Name: Stacey
Birthday: July 10th, 1982
Height: 6'1"
Location: United States 

Hi! My name is Stacey and I stand at a tall and beautiful 6'1". When I was younger I never really noticed how much taller I was than everyone. It wasn't until my sixth grade graduation that I came to the realization that I was pretty dang tall. The teachers had lined us all up in alphabetical order to walk down the isle and accept our certificates. It was then as I stood towering above the two boys I stood in between that I thought either I'm graduating with the wrong class or I'm just really tall. I haven't always accepted my height. My mom was constantly telling me to stand up straight while she tried to push my shoulders back. Sometimes I would feel really awkward and I would wish that I could be shorter just for a day to know what it felt like.

I remember being in the grocery store ready to check out and I must have been complaining about my height to a friend because the lady in front of me turned around, looked at me and said, " You are beautiful and you are going to LOVE your height". I was thinking yeah right lady you don't know what it's like. But you know what? She was absolutely right. As I got older I have fallen in love with how tall I am. I LOVE IT!!! When I joined the Army when I was nineteen I was put in leadership positions I believe because of my height. I guess there was a bit of an intimidating factor.

I remember the many comments I would get while I was out and about. I was doing a little birthday shopping one year and as I was turning my shopping cart around the corner this little boy was standing there with his mother. He looked up at me with that deer in the headlights look as his mom took his hand and continued walking. But as he was walking away I heard him say to his mom, "That's one big tall monster!" I had to burst out laughing at this one!!! It was sooooo funny cause kids can be so honest at times :) The comment I get the most as I'm sure ALL tall girls get is " DO YOU PLAY BASKETBALL?" Like that's all I'm good for? Come on! I can also reach the top shelf!:) It's good to keep a sense of humor about these type of things. You can't let it get to ya.

I also absolutely LOVE seeing other tall women. A couple of years ago I was with my hubby in Hawaii. We were hangin out at Dave and Busters which is basically an adult's version of Chuckie Cheese. There must have been a volleyball tournament because there were alot of tall women there. I totally felt at home. It was so funny. I whispered to my husband, "Look it's my family :)"

I never dated guys based on their height because to me it shouldn't matter if a guy is taller than me it should matter how much he loves me. Come to think of it I have never dated a guy that was taller than me. My husband who is 5'9" absolutely LOVES my height and loves me for me. All six feet one inches of me :)

I believe as tall women/teens/kids we have been given this great gift and we need to walk with our heads held high and embrace the uniqueness of who we are. Cause you only get one life and one body. BE PROUD OF WHO YOU ARE!!! :)

All the best


My height has decreased from 5’10” to 5’7” due to age
(I’m 68). Some height loss with age is normal but how much?
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