Happy National Short Girl Appreciation Day, December 21

It is the shortest day of the year! In the United States, every December 21st is National Short Girl Appreciation Day where females at 5’4″ and below are honored.

When the food products are on the tallest shelf of the grocery aisle, it’s not always fun to be short. But how great is it that they’re always at the top of the human pyramid? And when have they ever hit their head on a door frame?

National Short Girl Appreciation Day was started to celebrate the smaller ladies in our lives, and maybe help them grab that out-of-reach item. However, being a “short girl” has meant different things throughout the years and places!


🔹Take to social media!

Post that picture of you with a basketball player and absolutely cherish your height! #shortgirlproblems. Send an article like ours to another short friend – this is SO us!

🔹Check out your favorite short girl artists.

Dolly Parton, Lady Gaga, Anna Kendrick, and Shakira don’t even hit 5’3”.

Other celebrities 5’4″ or less include Megan Fox, Naomi Watts, Dakota Fanning, Mila Kunis, Scarlet Johansson, Natalie Portman, Selena Gomez, Alanis Morisette, Mia Farrow, Kristen Bell, Kelly Clarkson, Reese Witherspoon, Carrie Underwood, and Salma Hayek.

🔹Help out a short girl!

If you don’t have trouble reaching the upper cabinets, lend a hand to the lady in your life who does. Also appreciated is walking more slowly, unless you’re trying to make her run with those little legs.


🔹Small and Strong.

One study found that those who are under 5’2” are less likely to break a hip than those over 5’8”

🔹It’s not a pain to be short.

Another study found that those under 5’0” have a significantly decreased chance of dealing with back pain.

🔹Heart Health.

Though doctors can’t quite pinpoint why, those who are under 5’3” have a 50% less chance of developing coronary heart disease than those who are over 5’8”.

🔹Staying cool.

Short people are less likely to get heat stroke or just overheated in general than taller people.

🔹Long live short girls!

Many studies have shown that those who are on the short side are more likely to live longer lives than their tall counterparts.


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  2. Short women have always fascinated me. My neighbor, with shoes on, is smaller than the height of her small SUV Style car that I tower over.

    Though my fascination with shorter women isn’t to this extreme, I have included it for others to see, this video is 2 years old, she’s 28 now:

    The World’s Smallest Woman

    Shortness, at work, though I could reach high, I can’t tell you the number of times I have hit my head on Wire Trays in the Basement of the Electrical Distribution Facilities, or on Valve Handles in the field (Hardhats Obscure View). A male coworker, very short, could wear his hardhat and walk under the Wire Trays without hitting them, to me it was a constant annoyance.

    The cubicle image reminded me of my work in Electronics. I worked at a Manufacturer, they assembled and tested Electronic Switching Equipment, used by various firms, this was in the 1980s. The Modules were incorporated into Chassis, loaded with Software, and ran routines, while in an Environmentally Heated Walk-in Cooler (it was supposed to experience heat then cooling cycles, but they eventually used only heat). The area would see different levels of staffing, days off, overtime, etc. Bored, I stalked the guy from Afghanistan. He was a decent guy, came from money he said (in Afghanistan) and he was working in his cubicle. I positioned my head so that was all that could be seen. I stared and stared at him, he never noticed. I started to turn down his radio, but he would reach up and tweak the control without looking, not knowing anyone was there. I finally let out in a guffaw, laughing how ludicrous this was, and he then startled and fell off his seat.

    Enjoyed your blog much, as I usually do, but it was lighthearted and I related to it. Thanks.

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    • What a hilarious memory to have. In my teens I drove a monorail in downtown San Antonio. 3 440-volt transformers distributed around the 1 1/2 mile track ran the trains.
      One morning I was checking all the tires under a train. I had to be deliberately slow & CAUTIOUS as I crouched down with the airhose. I jumped down at the last ‘car’ and worked my way towards the front. About 3/4 through I heard a hiss. I thought maybe air was leaking but when I looked to the side, there was a big black cat with the most evil eyes hissing at me. Althought just a cat, it seemed like a jaguar. Ha!
      I took off to get to the back of the train and must have hit my head on every crafter escaping. I was bleeding and had bumps trying to run from that hissing monster.

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      • Head bumps and all, angry cats aren’t likely to be fought off without some serious cuts.

        I went under a pipe at work, came up, and was struck to the ground. I honestly thought someone hit me with a baseball bat, but it was a Large Circular Valve Handle that I tried to stand up under. Just couldn’t see it from the other side.

        Another time, I rammed my head, so hard I felt Pins and Needles down my arms. I was so mad, I threw my Hardhat Down (even though it protected me), and it hit the edge of a pallet, cleaving it in half. Great, I had to visit the In-Plant Hospital as a precaution, meaning my supervisor would have to write an accident report (all went well, at the Hospital and Report) and there I am holding a split hardhat that they are going to think was split when I hit my head. Temper Temper. A Bump Hat would have worked good for you, it fits much closer to the head, but isn’t protective of things dropped onto it, just bumps.

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        • Oh I’m a big believer in hard hats now. I was a construction superintendent (& later estimator) for large retail chain building 70k+ size stores in latter 20s & can’t recall how many times they protected me & so many others. Pins & needles down the arms is serious. Wow.

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