Besides wanting to have a unique and fun experience, we also felt that sharing our story provided us with an opportunity to represent the LGBT community and to play a small part in continuing to educate people that love is love and that LGBT people are exactly that -- people.
She learned it from her (very wise) mother.
No woman in my family had ever been this tall, and I wasn't prepared to live life as a tall Latina. My mother told me to stand out in life and avoid just being one more in the crowd. So I did what she said, and I put on my new size 11 shoes for the first time with a smile.
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Having "the jolly green giant lives here!" scrawled across my locker stung, but it was nothing compared to the discomfort I felt in my own skin. My height was an unavoidable reminder that I was different, and being different isn't cool or fun when you're a teenager.