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Height: 4'8
Age: 25
Pennsylvania
Q: What do you personally feel like petite women struggle with the most?
 
A: Being taken seriously and treated like an adult/woman by others. It seems as though we are looked  at as being less capable just because of our size. Dealing with the strangers making comments about my appearance everywhere I go can be really tough.
 
Q:  Do you feel confident with your height?

A: I do, most of the time but I have my moments. I used to feel like an outcast and of course some days I still feel this way. Overall, as I have gotten older I have felt much more comfortable with myself. At the end of the day, I’ve realized that I would rather stand out then blend in.
 
Q: What personal challenges have you faced as a petite?
 
A: Ive struggled with  bad social anxiety that can sometimes come with being in new environments with new people. The BIGGEST struggle for me is finding women’s clothes and shoes that fit me. Having to shop in the kids section has definitely effected my self esteem a lot. Ive had many days where I have cried because I just want to be able to dress according to my age. I feel like I cant properly express myself in the way that I want to. The fashion industry isnt making it very easy for women like me.
Q:  Do you think height should define what you can and can not do?
 
A:  Its all about perspective, you just have to shut out the negative comments. Its all about what you believe you are capable of. You can really do anything you set your mind to. You just have to believe that your worthy/capable enough to do so. I suggest removing anyone in your life that doesn’t believe in you. Instead of allowing what people say bring you down, use it as fuel to achieve/accomplish your dreams. Being Petite does not makes any woman less capable. 
 
Q:  Have you felt overlooked because of your height?

A: Yes. An Example would be: While going out to eat I’ve had the waiter/waitress ask the person I’m with what they would like to order and completely ignore me! Ive been treated as if I’m not capable of making decisions for myself or that I lack knowledge.​