I turned 40 yesterday. It was not the way I had planned to usher in my 40s. My fiance and I had an amazing trip through Scandinavia planned, including a fjord cruise, a Viking dinner, castles, museums, bicycles, and lots of very expensive craft beer. Instead, like basically everyone else on the planet, we spent… Read More 40 and Fabulous: A very quarantine birthday
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… Read More Happy Short Girl Appreciation Day
Raise your hand if you enjoy starting your morning commute by getting thwacked in the face with a backpack. Didn’t think so. Me neither. Being petite on public transit is rarely fun. I’m shorter than most of my fellow commuters. This means that, at rush hour, I’m crammed into a crowded metro train standing roughly… Read More Hey, tall dudes: take those backpacks off in the metro
Travel is my passion. I’ve been lucky enough to have set foot in over 50 countries, and I can tell you that one of the best things about travel is that anyone can do it. Tall, short, fat, thin, young, old; it doesn’t matter as long as you’re out there in the world, exploring and… Read More 10 travel tips for petites
We short people face discrimination in virtually every walk of life, from employment to shopping to dating. But, in this era of shrinking seats, airline travel is generally assumed to be the one shining exception. Unlike tall passengers, who are crammed into tiny seats with their knees up to their elbows, we petites can luxuriate… Read More Flying while petite: Is it really an advantage?
The disappearing petites section Of all the frustrations I have with being short in a tall person’s world, clothes shopping is probably the worst one. With so many retailers getting rid of their petites sections in recent years, it’s no exaggeration to say that it’s harder than ever for us shorter women to find clothes… Read More Why being petite in Canada is so frustrating
Being Canadian in North America means constantly having your face pressed against the glass, teased with prices, products and selection that you can’t actually access. It means being a small fish in a big pond, and being aware that you’re shut out of most of the cool stuff available just south of the border. Well,… Read More Petite doesn’t mean small: The challenges of being short in Quebec
There’s a lot of negativity on this blog. Some of it is just because I tend to blog when I’m feeling particularly frustrated. Some of it is legitimate, due to the sometimes not-so-fun aspects of being short in a world tailored for tall people. But it’s not all bad news. There are some pretty awesome… Read More 10 things to love about being petite