Katie is embracing her height (Picture: @kaatiewoolls/PA Real Life)
A 6ft 7in woman who has been fetishised by men who want her to ‘crush’ them under her size 11 feet is encouraging others to ’embrace’ who they are.
Katie Woolls, 25, a content creator who lives near London, has admitted she wanted to ‘hide away as much as possible’ growing up. Her peers did not make her life easy and would make snide remarks and ‘mean’ comments about her height.
People would stare, snigger, point and ‘poke fun’ at her regularly, and she would often be mistaken for being much older.
Once, a woman in the supermarket scolded her for being ‘badly behaved for a teenage girl’, when in fact, she was only around eight years old at the time.
‘I have days where I just want to blend in, and, literally everywhere I go, people stare at me constantly and make comments,’ Katie said. ‘It’s really annoying sometimes, but I’ve just realised I can’t change it.’
When it comes to love, Katie has not had luck. A man she was previously involved her would not introduce her to his friends because she was too tall. She often lied about her height on dating apps, stating she was 6ft 2in.
Katie said dating has been particularly challenging (Picture: @kaatiewoolls/PA Real Life)
‘I always tried to make myself shorter, and then as I got older, I faced rejection from people purely based on my height,’ she said. ‘I used to think, “Oh, I wish I could be more normal or shorter, and then maybe I’d be able to have a normal boyfriend.”‘
Meanwhile, some men have also ‘fetishised’ her. The Giantess fantasy is the most searched for fetish of last year, according a leading kink content site. Also known as macrophilia, the fetish is a sexual fantasy involving giants or sometimes giant objects.
Currently, there are over 6,000 videos on PornHub linked to the term and the hashtags #Giantess, #Giantesscrush and #Giantessvore have collectively garnered almost one billion views on TikTok.
‘People have made comments such as, “I’d love to climb you”, or people have made a fetish out of my giant feet or my giant hands, but I’ve learned to embrace this,’ Katie said.
‘Some people will want me to roleplay as a ‘giantess’ or talk about how they’d like me to be dominant, and other people will talk about wanting to be crushed under my feet.’
Katie is embracing who she is thanks to social media (Picture: @kaatiewoolls/PA Real Life)
Katie was shy growing up and was the tallest in her class. As a teenager it was a struggle to find well-fitting clothes and shoes. Sadly, this is still a problem. She doesn’t own jeans because she can’t find a pair that are long enough, so instead she opts for dresses, tights and leggings.
“It’s so rare to be this tall that no one really caters for it,” she explained.
Other daily struggles that can hinder Katie include hitting her head on door frames, not being able to fit in a standard-size Uber and her legs ‘dangling’ off the edge of her king size bed.
Daily life can be challenging (Picture: @kaatiewoolls/PA Real Life)
She struggles to maintain proper posture because she is always has to duck, and she cannot fit under most showers or in the bath.
Meanwhile, when she’s out and about, people often ask for pictures and ask how tall she is. She believes most mean well but sometimes, these interactions can become uncomfortable.
People usually say, “I bet you find it hard to shop”, or “I bet you find it hard to find a boyfriend”, or “wow, how tall are you? Do you play sport?”‘ Katie explained.
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Nevertheless, there are benefits to being so tall. ‘I can put things into my loft without having to go up there, and if I need to reach something from a top shelf, especially in public, I can always get it,’ she added.
Katie previously worked as a sales manager before quitting to focus on social media content. She now has 370,000 followers on her Instagram (@kaatiewoolls) and it is her full time job. Through her social media work, Katie has been sharing a message of hope to others and wants them to be ‘proud’ of who they are.
‘I just enjoy embracing who I am, and I like to do comparison content to show, in perspective, how tall I really am barefoot,’ Katie said.
Her full time job is now content creation (Picture: @kaatiewoolls/PA Real Life)
‘I just thought, I can’t stay so ashamed of who I am, I’m just going to put it out there. Then I hit 100 followers, and I was like, what? I wasn’t expecting anyone to really be that interested in following me, and then it just went from there. It has been crazy.
‘I want to keep growing my account and just be proud of being me. I shied away from it for so long, but now I just want to embrace it and get to know people.’
Speaking about her advice to others, she added: ‘Although it’s really hard, try and embrace who you are because you can’t change it.
‘All the time you spend hating it is time you could be spending doing something productive with it or enjoying it – you can’t get that time back.’
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