Birthday: January 12th, 1983
Hi, my name is Christine, I am 29 and will be the big 3-0 on January 12, 2013. I am from Charleston, WV and I am 6'0" tall. I always felt like there wasn't really that many other women who were my height or taller, who weren't runway models. I am working in a Web Design class and I decided I wanted to either re-design a website that was dedicated to tall women, create one of my own, or create a phone app that did the same thing. Upon research, your site was the first one I went to. I am impressed with the positive affirmations, and the whole "tall woman of the month" thing is great. Did you know there aren't any apps for us? I may have to change that. ;)
I used to be very self-consious of being tall when I was younger. I was always about 6" taller than my classmates, and was always the tallest girl in my school. I have been this height since 16! I stopped growing vertically, and now its just horizontally. Haha! ;) I found the man of my dreams when I was in high school; he was my first love and first broken heart. He is 6'4" and we are like Bonnie and Clyde. We broke up and then 6 years later got back together. We have now been together for 6 years, and married for one year. We have a little girl named Harlow who is now 2, and she is as tall as a 4 year old.
The only things that used to bother me about being tall were not being able to find clothes like jeans, or coats with long enough sleeves, dresses for dances, and shoes in size 11 that were as cute as the size 7 ones. But, now that I have many years under my belt of being tall, I have found many sites and stores that accomodate taller women. I have an extensive jean collection from Alloy, who I highly recommend. My favorite part about being tall is that I feel like we don't have to work as hard as our shorter friends to get attention. We don't have to wear high heels if we don't want to, or go to extensive lengths to look great, because our height alone allows us to be statuesque/goddess-like. I read somewhere that tall people have always been thought of as elegant and intelligent, and I just feel like we command attention when we walk into any room. I think that we look great in clothing, and am a huge fan of fashion. Also, even at an advantage because of my height, that doesn't always mean that height means your good at sports or are a model. But the best part is, if I wanted to be, I would have a better chance and excel at it if I tried! I love being tall now. I feel like its a part of what makes me-me. I am glad my daughter is tall too. Her pediatrician thinks she will be 6'2"!
Anyway, thank you for considering me in the contest! I'll be checking your site often from now on.