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The 23 Year Old Bearded Lady Who Beat the Bullies

Posted by Christina | Thursday February 20, 201418 comments

A 23 year old woman in the UK has grown a beard and quite frankly, she loves it. Before handing her a waxing strip, let's get some of the facts straight: Harnaam Kaur was diagnosed with Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS) which causes excessive hair growth. After fighting off her hair growth since the age of 11, she finally put down the razor and was baptized into the Sikh religion which forbids the cutting of hair. And she's never been happier. 

Though being bullied and taunted, Harnaam has learned to love and accept herself. “I would never ever go back now and remove my facial hair because it’s the way God made me and I’m happy with the way I am. I feel more feminine, more sexy and I think I look it too. I’ve learned to love myself for who I am nothing can shake me now.” Harnaam told the UK Mirror

Being happy in your own skin is difficult for anyone and especially when you have PCOS. I was diagnosed with PCOS when I was 18 and went through with laser treatments. I know first hand how something like this affects your life and how challenging it can be to reclaim your confidence. PCOS is the leading cause in female infertility and hormone problems but it can be controlled by regularly exercising, eating healthy and by taking birth control. 

As bizarre as growing a beard may sound, I think it's really cool that she is accepting herself and working her bearded look. On the bright side she has a lot more money for clothes now, since hair removal can cost a fortune! She's even received some online marriage proposals, which is more than I've gotten, so lady is working it! Harnaam is showing all of us ladies that we should be confident in our own skin and work with what we were given. I probably won't be growing a beard anytime soon, but I definitely commend her for going against the grain (no shaving pun intended) and doing whatever makes her happy. 

How does this story make you feel? What do you think of beating the bullies and doing what makes you happy?
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on May 05, 2016  jmca  8,913 said:

great confidence but I couldn't do it

on August 11, 2014  henam  2,770 said:

dare to be different!

on July 14, 2014  Deepika82  3,066 said:

Very inspirational,in today's world people judge you by your looks and doesn't matter whether we like or not but sometimes we have to follow all the rules and meet the standards.just to please others.I am glad that this girl made a decision and doesn't care what others think or say.She is beautiful and she is happy.Going to show this article to my daughter.If you love and respect yourself then others follow you.Bravo!

on June 15, 2014  spost64  478 said:

a very brave and confident woman. Congratulations to you to have the courage to show the world that people need to be themselves and not worry about what others say or think.

on March 25, 2014  smiley_gen  9,740 said:

Thank you Chick Advisor for doing an article on her! I admire her courage and acceptance!
This girl has balls!

on February 24, 2014  rghuman said:


on February 24, 2014  crowjane37  5,214 said:

Right On!
However, I am dishearteningly saddened that she was not 'accepted' by her personal community until she joined a religion. As a human being, people should have and feel compassion for others, regardless of age, sex, race, hair, deformity, beliefs..
But all the power to her, for finding and embracing a religious belief she is comfortable in, and not being forced into, like so many humans in our world today.

on February 23, 2014  KatelynRose1984  20,704 said:

This woman has such confidence. I think she looks amazing. Very empowering!

on February 22, 2014  wendyroy  25,278 said:

I love her confidence...frankly I don't think I could do it. Admirable young lady!

on February 22, 2014  imfeehily  8,865 said:

That's true strength. She is truly empowered.

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