We just came to know about the viral post and the video on the web on jezebel.com , huffingtonpost.com about Harnaam Kaur from England UK. She seems to have found her why out of the Bullying and depression through Sikhism. She is an example for everyone lacking motivation.
Every person is different and unique on its own way. We should always accept the way people are
Harnaam Kaur is 23 Years old teaching assistant in England UK leads a normal Life. She says
” I love myself. I love my beard and all my other little quirks –- my tattoos, my scars, stretch marks and blemishes.”
Her life was not always the same, at the age of 11 due to polycystic ovary syndrome her body started excessive hair growth , it was a difficult time for her, to look similar to other girls she tried waxing twice a week, bleaching and shaving but it was of no use and painful.
She was bullied and called names as “beardo” and things like “shemale” and “sheman”
She even got death threats from people after she started posting videos on youtube on female facial hair.,
She had a very bad time , she started having suicidal intentions and sometimes locked herself in room in the intentions of isolating herself from the world around to avoid stares by the people. She felt very low sometimes.
But everything Changed when at the age of 16 she took the decision of becoming a Khalsa ( getting Baptised as a sikh), Being a sikh a person has to keep the body intact and never remove or cut hair.
At the initial stage her decision was not even accepted by her parents as it was hard for them to accept her like that, as they were concerned for her how she will be accepted by the society .Her parents had concerns about her living a normal life, getting a job etc.
After 1 year from her baptism due to the pressures from her extended family she had to remove her beard but after she did that she felt really bad
“I removed my beard once during a really low moment. But when I’d done it, all I could do was cry because I didn’t feel like myself,” she said, according to the Daily Star.
Her 18 year old brother Gurdeep and friend Surrinder stood by her
“My brother was actually the one person who was completely shocked by what I had done — he hugged me and said I had looked so beautiful with my beard, he didn’t understand why I had done it.“It was from that point that I thought I’m never going to remove it ever again.”
Gurdeep and Surrinder accepted Harnaam the way wanted to be , motivated her to do what she wants to do , be what she wants to be and say what she wants to say.
Now Harnaam wears skirts, dresses and jewelry, she always gets lot of stares by the people around She says that she has a positive attitude towards this , she finds humour in small things and sometimes she play around with it.
She gets a lot of emails from people that they love her beard and one of the guy after watching her on youtube even said that he wants to marry her ( she blushed)
Her story will encourage other women to be more body confident, She says
”This is me ,This is who I am ,Its my inner beauty, its my outer beauty,Its my wholeness , I am different and I have learned to accept it Fully”
“It’s the way that God made me, and I’m happy with it,”