Dana lives in Seattle, and Tracie lives in Germany. We are businesswomen, writers and humorists. We write about life, dating, and today's modern women.
The average height of women is said to 5’4 and for our male counterparts 5’10. I have always been “above average” standing in the rear row of all class photos at nearly 5’8 and with heels I am easily over 6′.
I often hear my smaller stature friends complain they wish they were taller. On the contrary, I recall growing up feeling self conscious about my height, especially when it came to dating. From converse tennis shoes to bow tie ballet flats, I rocked them all on the daily. I did not want to be Cher to any shorter man’s Sonny. As the years have progressed, I’ve gotten more comfortable in my height and now rarely wear flats. I am pleased that my daughter who is over 5’8 has always been comfortable in her height and even desires to keep growing.
I considered my height concerns when recently my Menopausebarbee sister, and co-blogger Tracie and I caught up with Kareem Abdul-Jabbar. Considered the greatest basket ball player of all time, scoring over 40,000 points, the largest in NBA history, Jabbar, towered over us standing a staggering 7’2!
At 71, he is now up to another tall challenge, as the oldest dancer of the season on Dancing with the Stars.
The Menopausebarbees wish Karrem all the best! Keep on dancin’ and standing tall. We will be rooting for you!