Friday, March 15, 2013

She’s tall!

jennifer_hudson I have not updated the Famous Females of Height List lately because no new tall female celebrities have appeared on my radar. However, I now have three additions:

5'8" - Marthe Keller - actress, film The Marathon Man

5'9" - Jennifer Hudson (photo right) - singer

5'9" - Jennifer Lawrence - actress, film Silver Linings Playbook

If you are new here, you may wonder why the list.

Since the average femulator is taller than the average female, tall femulators might worry that their height might give them away (if they were concerned about passing). The list demonstrates that there are tall females out there to assure the tall femulators that they are not alone.

I used to worry about being tall.

I held back going out in public en femme for a very long time because I assumed that my height would prevent me from passing. But after overhearing comments from passerbys that I was an "Amazon" and a "dyke" and having a tall saleswoman at Nordstrom ask me how I liked growing up tall when I was a girl, I don't worry about my height any longer.

8 comments:

  1. Dear Stana,

    Like you, I used to be timid about femulating in public due to my height (half-inch over 6 feet barefoot). However, thanks to your writings about your excursions amongst the civilians (with your stated height about an inch taller than I), I have ventured out at busy malls, stores, and restaurants, and have noticed not one single odd glance at me, even when I wear 3" pumps. I especially take notice when I walk close by tall men (6 feet or more). Even they don't seem to notice. I think there are 3 reasons for this: 1) 99% of folks are so busy doing their own thing at malls and stores and restaurants that they don't really look closely at strangers; 2) being 68 (but looking maybe 55 as a woman), most men under the age of 40 or so don't generally give close attention to an over-50 woman; 3) I dress appropriately for an over-40 woman (and yet I do dress femininely and prettily). Of course, femulators over 40 or so who dress in 6" stiletto heels, fishnet stockings, miniskirts ending a foot above their knees, Dolly Parton breasts, or drag queen makeup certainly will attract lots of attention (even if they're under 6 feet tall).

    Thank You, Stana, for sharing your experiences and giving some of we other tall girls the courage to venture out ourselves.

    Love,

    Sheila.

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    1. Hi Sheila,

      I hope my blog has been helpful in getting girls out of the closet and out in the world where they deserve to be.

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  2. Special thanks for sharing your experiences!

    Here is another name to put on your list.
    Kate Bock from Vancouver, Canada is the SI Swimsuit Rookie of the Year! And, she is 5' 11" !!!

    http://network.yardbarker.com/entertainment/article_external/2013_si_swimsuit_rookie_of_the_year_kate_bock_video_gallery/13115143?refmod=backyard&refdst=10952&refsrc=foxsports

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  3. Dear Stana,

    Yes, your lovely and informative and entertaining blog has certainly helped, informed, and entertained me, and many, many other transgirls. Thank You, sweetie!

    Love,

    Sheila.

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  4. Karen Gillan who plays Amy Pond on Doctor Who is 5' 11".

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    1. Thank you, but Karen Gillan is already on the Famous Females of Height List.

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  5. I guess at 5' 7" I'm pretty fortunate! That means I can wear killer heels and still "blend in".

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