What is normal is something that you define, not anyone else. In other words, do not let anyone else define the word normal to you. My older sister is 31 now, she is 5’1 and her husband is about 6’2.
The jokes usually stop once your peers get older and more mature.
I strongly believe that being a 21 year old woman has everything to do with what’s inside and nothing to do with your physical appearance.
I will not tell you to change anything because I strongly believe that every person is a beautiful individual in themselves. I am 5 feet tall, and the sizes of the clothes I wear everyday range from Small to Large.
Below is a link to one of my favorite articles about self acceptance that I related to quite a bit.
As short girls, we will be viewed as young for the majority of our lives. We should view that as a blessing rather than a curse because at the end of the day, if we want to change minds, we need to start with our own.
We should view our height as a beautiful thing. Love yourself in your 28 inch inseam jeans. Love your short legs.
I would say if it’s becoming mean and harsh then it almost becomes a bullying problem. If it’s your friends, I think the best way to confront the situation is when it happens again, just say hey, that’s actually kind of mean and I don’t like it when you say that. I know that I have personally had to do that in many friendships and it may be slightly awkward for a few minutes but it’s totally fine afterwards and feelings aren’t hurt anymore.
They tease but honestly, they think it’s cute. Guys tend to tease about everything but that’s all it is, teasing. They don’t mean it seriously :) Guys will even tease the tall girls and categorize the girls that are in between as either tall or short so they can tease them too. The truth is, they don’t actually have a problem with your height. Or at least the right ones won’t ;)
I honestly think there’s no for sure way to know except to wait ;) but it seems like you may have a chance at being a bit taller than you are now because you are so young.