A very nice young lady by the name of Holly Burt is currently living in Bushwick, Brooklyn and studying graphic design at the parson’s School of Design. However she is also 6’5″ and has the longest legs in America at 59.5 inches. She comes from a family of very tall people and so she always has company at home in the height department.
Standing out from the crowd, or at the very least above it as Holly does, has it’s trials and tribulations however. She gets heaps of attention no matter where she is and if she had a dollar for every time someone says to her “My, you’re so tall” she would be a very wealthy woman. People photograph her without asking permission or assume she’s ready and willing to be part of a selfie with them at the drop of a hat.
And don’t even start on the perils of dating and as well as the difficulty of finding comfortable seats to sit in. To sit comfortably at Parsons, Holly arrives really early and bags a front row seat in lecture theaters. It has also been hard finding a supplier of really long jeans but now3 she has one and that makes life easier.
The biggest problem however is that while Holly is used to being tall, she has to continually go through the process of getting people to stop commenting on her height and her legs and start relating to her as a person rather than as a set of glamorous gmas. So if you are lucky enough to meet Holly, tell her how much you are looking forward to getting to know her and leave th4e ‘tall’ comments alone.