And the guys who are shorter than me often just avoid me entirely, because they don't want the socially shameful aspect of it.

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So I go for "pretty."""I would make models and actresses more diverse.

Our whole lives and self-esteem are defined by photoshopped images of one type of woman, and we end up feeling like shit for not looking like movie stars, when they are .0001 percent of the population.

We've all seen very tall girls hunched over, pulling awkwardly at their clothes, or generally looking hyper-aware of the fact that they're taller than most of the guys around them – and hyper-aware that most of the guys probably aren't comfortable with it.

To learn more about what beauty means to tall girls, I spoke with my friend Cara* – who, at just around 6'1", fluctuates between a 10 and 12 US dress size – about the realities of living in her body.

It would be nice to feel like I didn't have to be some fighter with a sword, and I could just be a normal woman sometimes."*Name has been changed.

Among the most important determinants of choosing a partner is appearance.Like, I have terrible posture and back problems from it, and honestly it only probably makes me look worse.But there are times when you just want to look less intimidating/"manly," and that feels like the most efficient way to do it. Being a woman who, in any significant way, deviates from the norm of what is considered "beautiful" or "feminine" is harder.And one of the more common deviations from the ideal of femininity is being very tall, particularly when you're not model-thin.For good or bad, physical attributes have always played a significant role in deciding who you want to go out with.