Ok girls, so I get a lot of comments that I look very attractive and passable. But these folks are only looking at my face. What many don't see from these photos is that I am extremely tall. At 6'2" I tower over most cis women and many men.
As a boy it wasn't so bad. In fact, it was funny. When I was in Tokyo, I was actually used as a landmark. "Wayne, go to the middle of the square at 12:00 and everyone else, at that time, we will all meet at Wayne...", my manager once said.
As a girl, it is horrible. When out and about, it is really hard to blend in. People stair trying to guess what you are. When you are this tall you become a game.. "OK, she's over 6 foot, -50 girl points. no beard +10 girl points.. Looks pretty +40 girl points. Adams apple do I see an Adams apple? Man, definite man!!!" Whereas, if I was wasn't as tall, I wouldn't be noticed and if I was, I wouldn't start with such a deficit.
And my wonderful height blessed friend all say well all the super models are tall. Look at Jenna Talackova. She is really tall. Oh that's great. So that means I need to look like a supermodel or miss universe to pass... And some days I walk around like that. I sing in my head, "I'm too sexy for all of you..." In the summer I will buy WMBA clothing, I am figuring most folks don't watch the games and will probably think I am a player.. That should give me +70 girl points at least... She Scores!!!!
I know I'm not alone. I have a good friend who is on this site and she is even taller than me. She is harassed and stared at during her walks from the train station to her job daily.
So this is for all the t-girls and this time the "t" stands for tall. Are you taller than 6 feet? What do you do to deal with this? How do you compensate? What are your thoughts?
I'm just under 6' and of course I attract immediate attention whereever I go but for whatever reason I stopped getting too worried about it, but I must say I love to see other tall women around when I am about as a kind of affirmation that, "yes, I';m not the only tall female." I also am not adverse to wearng heels so that adds some more centimeters to my towering statuesque frame.
The best way to transition is to be short and ugly, no one checks you out. Oh the price of beauty! LOL
To me, my weight and male muscle structure make it impossible for me to pass until I get rid of them. I'm over 6'2" and the hormones are working on my male muscles but my metabolism has totally tanked and the weight is not coming off my stomach. Sooo. beer is going to have to go along with other beloved foods which will make me healthier long term anyway so that's good. I think my height will not be a problem once I've got rid of the male shape and get some facial work done but I do know how it feels to stick out in a crowd even more now that I'm on hormones as it seems that I'm so much more aware of where I'm heading.
For the record, I am 6'7 and often sport 2-3 inch heels (because I like them, so :P ). It's been two years now since I started the whole trying to be like the other girls thing. Sure, in the beginning I did find my height to be a real pain because people stare.. but the longer I am Kathy, the less I care about it. Admittedly, being as tall as I am does tend to be a major disadvantage in many areas, but not like that wasn't a problem before too. Clothes are still an issue, as is hitting my head on stuff (although the three extra inches do tend to put ceiling fans dangerously close now!) but what I've been finding over time is this "passing" nonsense is more about your overall presentation and less about "red flags".
At 5-11 I am always thinking about my height. I always fell better when I see tall GGs. I love my heels though .
I used to be obsessed about this issue....then i started noticing tall girls.... and then i realized it wasnt that difficult to find clothes off the rack that fit me. (if thats the case, then there are others i told myself) I present myself the best i can....and rarely wearing heels .... Bottom line, don't worry about it! (btw, im about 6 3 1/2)
I am also part of the tall club, and have learned one thing. It is something you can not change, so embrace it. I have many GG friends who are over 6 feet tall. While I don't sport the heels they do, I have come to love my height. While people notice a tall person and look them over, an uncomfortable or selfconscious one will draw many more looks, TG or otherwise. Just be and embrace you. Your heigth is the one part of you that you are stuck with. Put on your big girl panties, deal with it and learn to love it. You have NO idea how many women would change places with you!! BTW 6'3.5" :-)
Hi Sweetie, I believe you should have the best fem look possible despite your height. I'm 6' and love heels, I'm well aware that I'm an amazon and own it. I've spent alot of time checking out tall ggs and watching guys reaction to them. So my advice is don't try to play it down, passing is about confidence, nothing else. Hope that helped, Kisses, Camille.