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Response to Tommy_Carcetti (Original post)

Tue Dec 2, 2014, 12:19 PM

24. Many times

 

because of my height and, to a lesser degree, my sexual identity.

I am a vertically challenged male () standing 5-foot-2 inches, and I always had to prove myself, especially while playing sports growing up. Opposing teams who never saw me play before always thought I wasn't very good, until I hit the ball past them or threw them out at first on a ball hit between second and short (I played second base).

Even as an adult, some think I am less of a man because of my height. In straight bars/clubs, some folks just stand there and ignore me, even when I say excuse me loudly to try to pass through a crowd. Then they look down at me, and I can tell they're thinking "I have to let this little runt go by" LOL

I am totally self-confident in myself and my appearance, but I still have to prove myself almost every day to some judgmental fool.

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