India Choquette is a writer, a trainer, a teacher, a breakfast sandwich eater, a person in love with a person, and a FOrmer Vermonter living in New York City.

Pros and Cons of Being Short

PROS

-Use less fabric in clothes, therefore, better for the environment

-Even though I’m not flexible, I can still touch my toes

-I get to rest my head on most people’s shoulders during hugs

-My heart doesn’t have to pump blood as far

-Can sleep curled up like a cat

CONS

-The subway turnstile lines up exactly with my bladder

 -My feet don’t touch the ground when I sit on most standard toilets

-People sometimes treat me like I’m dumb. Don’t know why they do this—maybe because they think I’m child sized?

-When I stand on a crowded subway car, I get armpits in my face

-Backpacks cover my butt even with the straps fully tightened, and it makes a swishing noise when I walk

Dream Home

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