I was always pretty tall, I had actual growing pains when I was younger, nothing too horrible, but enough to be noticed. I seemed to have crazy growth spurts, pictures of me with other kids my age were always entertaining, I towered over everyone, actually, I still tower over many people. I got called “giraffe”, “long legged grasshopper”, & “Olive Oil” just to name a few. But I realized early on that “haters gonna hate”, but regardless I love and embrace my differences and the differences of others, it’s what makes us all special 🙂
NOTE: in Sept. 2019, I got diagnosed with Marfan Syndrome. Looking back at many of my childhood stories and paintings, I realize how this genetic disorder personally impacted the narrative of my life. I’m now hoping to raise awareness of this disorder through my art, stories, and through my #MoosieContemplations instagram campaign.
If you feel inclined, please share theses stories and/or donate to my fundraising page for the upcoming #WalkForVictory on 12/7/2019 with the Marfan Foundation.