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
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?
Rant time: Why doesn’t anyone make a proper winter coat in petite sizes? A good winter coat is a major investment. A really good one will run upwards of $500-$600, with the top brands running upwards of $1000. It’s something you can expect to wear every single day for months on end, season after season.… Read More Rant: Why don’t petite winter coats exist?
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
Dear fashion industry: I am short. Yes, short. Not “petite” — I’m also a very average women’s size 10 or 12, not a model-skinny double-zero, and saying it in French doesn’t make me any taller. Not “vertically challenged” — it’s not an obstacle course, and there’s no prize for winning. Just short. More specifically, I’m… Read More Fashion industry rant: Being short