Birthday: December 31st 1990
Hi... my name is Demi. I grew up the youngest of three. My sisters are 5'7" and 5'8" and my Mom is 5'9 1/2". I remember looking at pictures and I was always bigger than the other kids. I remember in kindergarden, my teacher had us put our handprints on paper for art and my hand was bigger than everyone else's. All the other kids laughed at me and called me names. I wore a green skirt outfit and kids called me "The Jolly Green Giant". I was so quiet and shy I never spoke up for myself. I was so passive with the smaller kids, even though I knew I was stronger than them. It wasn't until the 5th grade that I started defending myself. I remember this boy was always teasing me and making fun of me walk up and slapped me in the face out of nowhere. The other kids laughed at me. The old Me would have cried and ran away. But something had hit me, I was 5'8" and he couldn't be more than 5'2". He had to reach and slap me. I grew angry and fought back. I found my backbone and never let anyone tease me again. As my inner strength grew, so did my height.
I was 5'10" in 7th Grade. I played basketball and volleyball and was good at both, but I only played because I thought that's what tall girls do, play sports. It wasn't until my freshman year in high school that I found my passion in music. I took pride in my height the older I got. It didn't even bother me when boys didn't want to date me because I knew nothing was wrong with me. I remember the questions everyone always asked me: "How tall are you?", "You play ball?", "Where do you find clothes?". I laugh it all off and just come up with something creative. I remember the beginning of every year, my girlfriends would always stand really close to me to check to see if they had gotten taller. It was annoying and weird to me at first, but then it became hilarious. I graduated high school at 6'1 standing tall with my graduation class.
I love being tall because I can reach items at the top shelf at the grocery store LOL! No seriously, I love being tall because the men in my mother's family were tall and the women were average height. I love the fact that I stand in the ranks with the men in my family. I'm exotic, special and rare. I am an Amazon and I love it! My guy friends nicknamed me the "Nubian Glamazon". Someday I might even tattoo that on me :). I love my long legs and high heels.
I like guys who don't make a big deal about my height. I love to laugh so he has to be funny. A tall guy is great. My boyfriend is 6'6. He's the only guy I've ever dated that towered over me. Not only his height, I love the fact that he can cook, he's very artistic, funny, and romantic. I know my boyfriend isn't intimidated by me because he's so much taller than me so he takes time to appreciate me for who I am and not how tall I am.
I get a couple of stares, but I don't really notice people really gawking at me. The one thing that kind of annoy me is when older women will walk up to me and ask me to get something for them at the grocery store. I love wearing heels, so it gets pretty funny when I'm at parties and you can see me in the middle of the crowded dance floor. I love when people walk up to me and say "Wow, you're tall!" I just smile and say "Why thank you for noticing". I think my height is a blessing so I take it as a compliment when you notice it. I've come a long way from the tall shy insecure girl I was. I love my long arms and legs, my size 12 feet, and my long fingers. I wouldn't change a thing about me. When people tell you that you're just too tall for them, tell them that they're too short for you :)