The Tall Blog are stories written by vertically gifted people. It’s about our lives and the things that happen to us. Here’s a short bio about the writers, in descending order of height 🙂
Darcy Villere – 6′-7″
San Francisco, CA
Darcy is a recent graduate of the University of San Francisco MBA program. He started the blog in the summer of 2009 as an experiment in social media. He started sharing his stories because he thought that if there is one thing he could write about often it was the daily occurrences that happen to him around his height. He does not play basketball.
He’s lived in San Francisco for the last 10 years, previously working in theater/teaching and most recently moving into marketing and consulting. You can check out more about him at www.darcyvillere.com
If you are interested in writing for The Tall Blog, I’m always open to the possibility of new people sharing stories. Shoot me an email at thetallblog AT gmail DOT com
Miss Tall International 2009®
Holli currently resides in Portland, OR where she works for IBM.
Raised in small-town, IA with her three, six-footer sisters, Holli has always enjoyed being the center of attention because of her height. Her TALL family encouraged her to embrace her height at an early age. She has dreams of someday writing a comedic novel, trying her hand at comedy, and she even once auditioned for an Improv group.
She enjoys writing about her odd happenings that her height has blessed her with experiencing. She loves to share her stories with others and frequently amuses friends and family with her funny tales.
She did play basketball and volleyball in both high school and college and she was honored by being voted Homecoming Queen her sophomore year in college.
In her spare time Holli researches her family genealogy, she reads voraciously, she shops online for tall clothes, and she loves to travel.
She has dated shorter men. Email her at firstname.lastname@example.org
Anne Shea is a 6′ tall Aussie blogger and clothing designer. She’s as tall as Holli — when she’s in heels. Luckily, she wears heels a lot. (She’s taller than Darcy when she’s wearing heels and standing on a coffee table!) The Tall Blog is about the only place Anne feels short.
Anne doesn’t like basketball. She does like glittery tulle, Vogue, and painting her toenails fuschia.
Luckily for Anne, being tall is not about being good at sport: it’s about being remarkable. Height makes a person stand out in a world of billions. It pushes us into the spotlight and forces us to learn confidence and leadership much earlier than we might do if we were “normal”. Who wants to be normal, anyway? How much better to be extraordinary!
Anne believes that tall women get short changed by the fashion world and is allergic to black and white basics. She has started a new company called Sarah Vain and Tall so that she can make and sell colorful, fun clothes that just happen to fit tall women. (It’s launching in the next few weeks). She is going to wrap every purchase beautifully in pink tissue paper, because she wishes she could be treated like that herself. Anne believes that tall girls deserve to enjoy shopping. Don’t get her started on shoe companies that won’t ship internationally, unless you have an hour to spare. You can find her blogging here on a Tuesday, and read more of her writing over at www.sarahvainandtall.com. Got a question or an idea for a post? Write to email@example.com or help debate the relative merits of tulle and leopard print on Facebook or Twitter.