Bearded woman tells of her new found body confidence after enduring years of bullying over her appearance. A BEARDED woman who endured years of bullying because of her appearance has spoken out for the first time about her new-found confidence.
Harnaam Kaur, from Berkshire, who suffers from polycystic ovary syndrome has been growing a beard since the age of 11 because of her condition.
She finally decided to stop after being baptized as a Sikh – a religion which forbids the cutting of body hair.
Read what she has on her fixer profile below:
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”I’ve experienced bullying as a result of being a woman with facial hair – a side-effect of polycystic ovary syndrome.
At the time, this had a devastating effect on me, leaving me with extremely low self-esteem.
Now, I accept myself for who I am and embrace the way I look. But I still want others to know how damaging hurtful words can be.
With Fixers, I’m working on a campaign to show that name-calling has a big impact.
I want to support those who are being bullied to help them stay positive, while showing bullies the long-lasting effect that their actions can have.”
Watch a short film below in which her brother plays the bully, which Harnaam admits it was hard for him because he has been her rock when times have been extremely rough for her.
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