updated - July 21, 2019 Sunday EDT
24-year-old Harnaam Kaur has polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) and started to grow facial hair at the age of 11, according to The Huffington Post.
Kaur was reportedly once bullied to the point of considering suicide, but the beautiful bearded lady is now an inspiration to us all.
“I remember sitting on my bed and thinking about taking my own life,” Kaur told bridal site Rock n Roll Bride.
“But instead, as I sat there, I started to counsel myself. 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’.”
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Although Kaur grew up in a supportive home, she often resorted to self-harm to deal with her struggles, according to Buzzfeed.
“I used to have face waxed two to three times a week,” explained Kaur.
“And on the days I couldn’t bare the pain I would simply shave.”
U.K. based Kaur has now embraced her beard, as well as every aspect that makes her Harnaam Kaur.
“I have now fallen in love with the elements of my body that people may call ‘flaws,’” stated Kaur.
“I love my beard, my stretch marks, and my scars. These elements make me who I am, they make me whole they make me complete.”
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Kaur recently had a photoshoot with Rock n Roll Bride where she was reportedly photographed by Urban Bridesmaid. She has reportedly starred in various photoshoots and made an appearance on ITV’s “This Morning.”
“Today I am happy living as a young beautiful bearded woman,” stated Kaur.
“I have realized that this body is mine, I own it, I do not have any other body to live in so I may as well love it unconditionally.”
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