It’s December 21st, or the shortest day of the year here in the Northern Hemisphere. That means it’s also Short Girl Appreciation Day.
Now, I personally believe that every day should be short girl appreciation day. But, rather like Left Handers’ Day (August 13th), I’ll happily take Short Girl Appreciation Day as a small step towards trying to make up for the many, many, many ways that we petites are under-appreciated on the other 364 days of the year.
Here are just a few of the gems on Twitter today:
It’s #ShortGirlAppreciationDay, so here are the best things about being short.
1. I can wear whatever size heel I want
2. Blankets are never too short
3. I’m always in the front of all group pictures
4. Leg room on airplanes is never an issue
— beth (@beth_1477) December 21, 2017
Wait, it’s #ShortGirlAppreciationDay ??? I get my own DAY?
Fuck that noise, I deserve to be appreciated all year. I’m over here being tiny, taking up less oxygen and giving you all extra room on planes. YOU’RE WELCOME.
— Shawn Lenore (@shawnlenore) December 21, 2017
— Chaka Khan (@ChakaKhan) December 21, 2017
I’m thrilled that there is such a thing as #ShortGirlAppreciationDay because I’m 5’1” and often feel unappreciated. However, it looks like we got short-changed on the choice of date 😀😀😀. pic.twitter.com/016gtfTE26
— SueMe⚖️🗝 (@thx4thesave) December 22, 2017
Wow, I had no idea there was such a thing as #ShortGirlAppreciationDay but yes, the struggle is real 😄
— Natalie Cat Lee (@NatalieCatLee) December 21, 2017
— Alexandra Miller (@Milleralley) December 21, 2017
— Pig Power! (@MuppetFeminist) December 21, 2017
— σ.g. fα$нισи кιℓℓα (@Fashion_Flexxin) December 21, 2017
— Women Against Trump (@MDeVon11) December 21, 2017
THIS SHOULD NOT ONLY BE FOR A DAY OR A SIMPLE HASHTAG THAT STOPS TRENDING EVENTUALLY, THIS SHOULD BE FOR LIFE
WE ARE JUST AS VALUABLE AND BEAUTIFUL AS TALL GIRLS
AND SHOULD BE TAKEN JUST AS SERIOUSLY AS THEM
— 𝙲𝚑𝚊𝚗𝚎𝚕 (@roselaIisa) December 22, 2017
— Gaby Meza (@gabymeza20) December 22, 2017
I heard it was #ShortGirlAppreciationDay and I'm here to celebrate.
— Hero (the alpha)❄🇨🇦 (@hero_ofthenight) December 22, 2017
— Short Girl Problems (@SHORTGlRLS) December 21, 2017
Because we get mistaken for a child until were 50 we have to climb the kitchen cabinets or stand on a chair to reach the stuff we want we are fiesty our feet don't touch the floor when we sit on sofa&sofa chairs a lot of times you can't see us –
— 🖤 (@bluejeanbbqueen) December 22, 2017
I am short and proud! 😄 calling out all the strong shorties out there! #ShortGirlAppreciationDay
— Christina Da Silva (@caralindaCDS) December 22, 2017
It’s our day, fellow petites. Let’s own it.