Meet Courtney! She has been very tall her whole life and has finally made peace with it. But it wasn’t easy. As a young girl Courtney realized she was looking down at her friends. At first it meant that she always had to be the daddy when they played house. As they got older and she became interested in boys, she found that she towered over most of them. Except Seth who still picked his nose and always threatened to wipe it on people. Seth was not an option. So, she endured the awkwardness of being taller than the boys at dances, and the occasional shorter boyfriend. She dealt with pants never being long enough, and snide comments about her shoe size. Borrowing friends’ clothes was out of the question. In college a guy friend was drunk at a party and tried to playfully pick her up, but he’d misjudged the weight distribution and stumbled awkwardly, falling onto a chair, breaking it and spilling both of their drinks. It was horrifying. As she continued to mature, Courtney came to terms with the fact that she’d never be the dainty, delicate lady that elicited men’s protective instincts and...she was okay with that! People notice when she walks into a room. She wears her height with pride, and dresses it to maximize its impact. She sees eye to eye with men and receives a natural respect for it. She has a presence that very few women have, and she is the envy of most! Her shorter friends feel like frumpy, silly children next to her. She’s a swan! Cheers to you, Courtney!!