Or better yet, *anybody* that can't handle your power--in any of its forms.
I had a conversation the other day with a girl who was debating wearing heals on a date because she didn't want to be taller than the guy. And I died a little inside.🙁I wish I'd told her: Wear what makes you feel amazing! Wear what YOU love! Own your height; it's part of the beautiful package that is you. Never make yourself smaller so someone else will feel comfortable!
I've been thinking about it ever since. About how often we make ourselves smaller for other people. No good has ever come from that. No good ever will. I wish I could shout it from the rooftops:
Own your power! Own your talents, your aspirations, your height, your eyebrows! Own it all. This is not about making excuses for yourself or cloistering yourself off from people who are different. This is about setting appropriate boundaries for ourselves and saying, "I DESERVE TO TAKE UP SPACE. I deserve to be seen. I deserve to be heard.
And SO DO YOU."
Run away from people who tell you otherwise.