When Aly Stosz was in kindergarten, she easily towered head and shoulders over the rest of her class. As she continued through elementary school, her height never slowed down earning her taunts and teasing from other classmates. By the time she was 8 years old, Aly had already reached a height of 5’8,” by 7th grade she measured at 6’3″.
Her growth spurt finally began to slow in high school. Now at 27-years-old Aly has reached 6’9″ with a shoe size of 16 in women’s and 14 in men.
Normal activities like shopping for clothes and shoes can be stressful for Aly because she struggles to find anything that fits properly on her. Most items that are sold as dresses end up becoming shirts for her, and it’s a miracle if a store ever has a pair of pants long enough for her legs. But, through all of these struggles, Aly has learned to embrace the body she’s been given and to walk with confidence.
Loving her height wasn’t always an easy thing to do. As a young girl, Aly was teased for her height and called “monster” or “Godzilla.” This caused a lot of pain and struggle as she grew up and wrestled with how different she was from everyone around her. Ultimately, she realized that most people were searching for ways to stand out and be different and here she was born with her own unique look.
These days Aly is strong and confident. She focuses on holding her head up high and walking like she is a goddess. She also made sure to surround herself with people who celebrate her strength and beauty. Aly’s boyfriend Sean Webb is 6’4″ and says that they definitely get a lot of attention when they go out together, but it’s all good attention.
Many women struggle for years to own the body they’ve been given and walk with the confidence. Watching this interview of Aly is inspiring and encouraging. There should be nothing standing in the way of allowing yourself to feel beautiful each and every day.
To follow along on all of Aly’s adventures check out her website.
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