Harnaam Kaur, A Bearded Sikh Woman Who Embraced Her Uniqueness Like A Boss

What kind of an image do you associate with a woman? Harnaam Kaur is a Sikh woman who is challenging all norms of beauty by embracing her individuality. Like you must have noticed already, Harnaam has a full grown beard. And guess what, she’s totally unapologetic about it!

FAT, FAT, FAT,FAT!!!! F – Fabulous A – Amazing T – Tantalizing. Yes i am a bit podgy, and i absolutely love it. I love that being chubby keeps me warn during the winter, i love that i am able to give the best warm and soft hugs to loved ones. I love how soft my skin is, i love how people pull my cheeks and call me cute because i am rounder than most. I love how being big allows me to get more tattoos as i have more skin. I love how my skin has produced stretch marks all over my body which i absolutely 100% love x Since i was a young girl i have always been chubby and a bit over weight. It has been hard keeping the weight off. I have always battled with my weight. I remember trying to buy clothes that made me look slimmer than i actually was. I stopped when i realised that my body size was not the problem, but the way i viewed myself was. Why should i try to find and wear clothes that made me ‘look’ thin, when i can accept that fact that i an bigger than normal and buy and wear clothes that i feel comfortable in; i should wear what i like, and i should wear what makes me feel sexy and feminine, it doesn’t matter what size i am. The word ‘FAT’ gets thrown around at people more than it should be. There is nothing wrong with being larger than life. I am a happy size 16-18, I have nothing to be ashamed of. I have decided not to try and lose weight but to actually live and eat more healthily. My body size is not a problem for me, but what i consume is, and that is what i aim to change x Love your body, it is gorgeous regardless of what size you are x Image by the talented @kezcoo #harnaamkaur #beardedlady #beardedwoman #effyourbeautystandards #tessmunster #bodyconfidence #bodyconfident #bodyconfidenceactivist #genderqueer #androgynous #diversemodels #androgyqueen #genderqueer #beardqueen #thedame #thebeardeddame #queenofhearts #kezcoo #feminist #queenbeard

A photo posted by the official harnaam kaur page (@harnaamkaur) on May 17, 2015 at 12:14pm PDT

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Harnaam was just 11 when she started to get facial hair, just like all the boys around her. She learnt that she was suffering from Polycystic Ovary Syndrome that was causing hormonal imbalances in her body.



A photo posted by the official harnaam kaur page (@harnaamkaur) on May 12, 2015 at 9:27am PDT


“I told myself, ‘The energy you are putting into ending your life, put all that energy into turning your life around and doing something better.’” She said in an interview.


A photo posted by the official harnaam kaur page (@harnaamkaur) on Apr 16, 2015 at 8:35am PDT


“I have now fallen in love with the elements on my body that people may call ‘flaws.’” We simply adore her courage.


Louisa Coulthurst, a British photographer was impressed by Harnaam’s decision to sport her beard with pride and planned a photoshoot with her.

© Louisa Coulthurts / UrbanBridesmaid.com / Via rocknrollbride.com

The photoshoot captures the essence of being yourself perfectly! Doesn’t it?



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