I was a gawky girl growing up. Hitting 5’6″ in 4th grade, still with a mouth full of baby teeth made for an extra long awkward phase. Now, at 6-feet-tall, I’ve embraced my stature. But I’m glad I lived through my long journey to the top (pun intended) because it made me never take myself too seriously. Not to mention, I developed a very thick skin. While some may view the word “gawky” in a negative light, I see it as a compliment. Gawky ladies are unique. They march to their own drummer. Sure, they may trip over their own giant feet while marching to said drummer, but they do it with flair! Click through to see some of my all time favorite gawky lady role models.
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When I was younger, I used to beg my mother to find ways to make me taller because the fact that I stopped growing at 5’1″ was more than a little depressing. Despite my cries and vertical issues, I’m certain that there was no way I’d willingly submit to months of bed rest and painful surgery in order to gain a few inches. Apparently though, there are people in the world who would. Orthopedic surgeon Bai Helong recognized that women and men all over feel inadequate based on their height and found a way to “safely” extend the legs in order to give his patients those few extra inches. Keep reading »