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How Tall is Michelle Obama?

Michelle Obama may be the tallest first lady ever standing at 5 feet 11 inches tall. The average American woman stands at 5'4.

That makes Michelle Obama TALL.

What Does Michelle Obama's Height Mean?

The height of Michelle Obama means a lot for women around the world? While many tall women have served as role models in the past, many have been either athletes or models. Michelle Obama is a new role model for tall women. She graduated from Princeton cum laude while majoring in sociology. Michelle then topped that off with her Juris Doctor degree from Harvard Law and raised her accolades by being listed among "25 of the World's Most Inspiring Women" by Essence Magazine in 2006.

On The Tall Street Journal, a social network for tall men and tall women, many women are very strong and proud of their height, while some are embarrassed and shy away from being tall, due to the social pressures of being tall. Some women even suffer depression induced by their own fabulous stature. Tall women suffer these unfair stereotypes because they are tall and because others attack those insecurities due to their own feelings of inadequacy.

However do you ever hear these tall stereotyped statements about Michelle Obama?

"Michelle Obama's height makes her masculine and ugly."

"Michelle Obama is tall, so she must be dumb."

"Michelle Obama is too tall. She can't wear heels."

I have yet to hear these words. I doubt we will. Tall women world wide should hear and acknowledge this silence, this void of opposition as a loud resounding voice saying "Michelle Obama is tall. She is intelligent, fashionable, respected and admired. I too will be tall. I will now demand those qualities from myself and others. Yes I can."

The leadership and elegance of Michelle Obama stands tall among other tall role models. I hope to see more tall women willing to grab their heels, assert their height and femininity while claiming their regal elegance. Strong, proud, tall women that refuse to shrink away. Tall women that embrace their beauty and intelligence to claim a place of leadership and influence in all facets of life, just as Michelle Obama does today.

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Comment by Belinda Nnoka on January 20, 2009 at 3:54pm
Michelle does look good doesn't she? A bit on the short side from my perspective, but I'll allow her! LOL! :-)
Comment by Cheyenne Throckmorton on January 21, 2009 at 7:08pm
Here is another great article I just read today on The Huffington Post talking about Michelles height and hopeful influence for tall women.
Comment by Glam Kam on January 22, 2009 at 12:16am
Great article on a wonderful role model for tall girls. It's very exciting to have a tall fashion icon in the media. Thanks for supporting tall women (and only dating tall girls).
Comment by Adrienne Wiliams - Tall Expression Online Magazine on February 19, 2009 at 2:35am
Michelle Obama is my role model. At 5'11 inches Tall she has class and style! Obama isn't short either, nor will their children be, it's good to see! If you go to you will see articles on Michelle, one day the dream will be an interview! :-)
Comment by Jane Baldwin on August 26, 2009 at 8:11pm
Cheyenne, did you write this? This is great stuff!


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