10 Very Real Struggles of Being Short ...


At 5'2, I’m very familiar with the struggles of being short.

Now that I'm almost 30, I have made my peace with my height and accepted that I will never be a supermodel.

But that doesn't mean my everyday problems have disappeared.

Here are some very real struggles of being short:

1. The Questions

The Questions

One of the biggest struggles of being short is answering peoples' questions.

"How tall ARE you?" Ugh.

Go away.

There's also the "What size shoes do you wear?" question.

If you must know, my 6 year old niece and I can share shoes, okay?

While we're at it, also don't ask us questions like “How’s the weather down there?” and “Do you shop in the kids’ section?” Maybe I do, maybe I don't.

2. Everything is out of Reach

Everything is out of Reach


It's not even funny just how many times you've had to awkwardly climb up your kitchen counter to reach the top shelves.2

The positive?

You're now a climbing expert.

It's pretty much the same situation everywhere else including the grocery shop and clothing stores.

You almost always have to ask for help or look for a step ladder.

And if you're in a train or bus, you better sit down because you're never going to reach those handles.

3. Weight Gain

When you're short, it's hard to disguise weight gain, no matter how little it is.

In fact, a couple of months back, I got asked if I was pregnant!


4. You Are so Slow

You Are so Slow

Have you tried walking with a tall person?

It's hard to keep up because your short legs can only move so fast.

So, while they end up looking graceful like a gazelle, you end up looking like a clumsy dodo bird.2

5. Shopping for Clothes is a Nightmare

Jeans are too long, even when they're petite, which means you have to spend extra money to alter them.

Midi dresses end up looking like maxi dresses on you.

Forget about maxi dresses altogether.

Crop tops look like regular tops.

And if nothing works out, you can always shop at the kids' section...which can be both a blessing and a curse!

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