Bearded Woman: Inspiring Story Of Harnaam Kaur Is For Every Woman Who Wants To Live Life On Her Own Terms

Lifestyle | Trending Desk | March 8, 2020, 8:09 am
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 Harnaam Kaur’s journey to being confident in her own skin and body positivity saw many hurdles and societal bounds. For the unaware, Harnaam started keeping a beard since the age of 16, four years after she was diagnosed with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS). (Image: Instagram)
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Harnaam Kaur’s journey to being confident in her own skin and body positivity saw many hurdles and societal bounds. For the unaware, Harnaam started keeping a beard since the age of 16, four years after she was diagnosed with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS). (Image: Instagram)

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 Now more than a decade later, she rocks her look, models and enjoys social media attention. The Indian-origin British model has also given TedTalks and is a body positivity activist. (Image: Instagram)
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Now more than a decade later, she rocks her look, models and enjoys social media attention. The Indian-origin British model has also given TedTalks and is a body positivity activist. (Image: Instagram)

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 Harnaam had revealed that PCOS caused hormonal misbalance and resulted in the facial hair. (Image: Instagram)
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Harnaam had revealed that PCOS caused hormonal misbalance and resulted in the facial hair. (Image: Instagram)

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 Aside from being a brown kid in England, she also had to deal with being called “man” and “beast”. (Image: Instagram)
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Aside from being a brown kid in England, she also had to deal with being called “man” and “beast”. (Image: Instagram)

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 Through the years, she realized that hair removal not only proved the bullies right but also meant her facial hair was something to be ashamed of. (Image: Instagram)
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Through the years, she realized that hair removal not only proved the bullies right but also meant her facial hair was something to be ashamed of. (Image: Instagram)

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 At 29, now Harnaam embraces her identity with full flair. (Image: Instagram)
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At 29, now Harnaam embraces her identity with full flair. (Image: Instagram)

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 Harnaam is quirky and funny when it comes to her Instagram posts. Here, the model poses atop a moped, out for shopping for her cousin’s 15th birthday. (Image: Instagram)
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Harnaam is quirky and funny when it comes to her Instagram posts. Here, the model poses atop a moped, out for shopping for her cousin’s 15th birthday. (Image: Instagram)

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 The life coach also appeared on the front cover for the Glamour United Kingdom 2020. The cover reads a quote by her: “Society wonders: how dare I create my own rules for being a woman?” (Image: Instagram)
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The life coach also appeared on the front cover for the Glamour United Kingdom 2020. The cover reads a quote by her: “Society wonders: how dare I create my own rules for being a woman?” (Image: Instagram)

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 Harnaam Kaur also runs a popular YouTube account. For her Vlogs, she visits various countries and eats delicious foods. Here is Harnaam having her last Max burger meal in Copenhagen. (Image: Instagram)
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Harnaam Kaur also runs a popular YouTube account. For her Vlogs, she visits various countries and eats delicious foods. Here is Harnaam having her last Max burger meal in Copenhagen. (Image: Instagram)

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 Having fought stereotypes all her life took a heavy toll on her mental health. According to Harnaam, whenever she feels “a mess” now, she just clicks amazing selfies. (Image: Instagram)
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Having fought stereotypes all her life took a heavy toll on her mental health. According to Harnaam, whenever she feels “a mess” now, she just clicks amazing selfies. (Image: Instagram)

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 “I survived the fire around me because the fire within me is a BEAST!!!!” Harnaam writes. (Image: Instagram)
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“I survived the fire around me because the fire within me is a BEAST!!!!” Harnaam writes. (Image: Instagram)

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 Here, Harnaam shared a childhood picture and referred to gaining confidence in her adult self. (Image: Instagram)
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Here, Harnaam shared a childhood picture and referred to gaining confidence in her adult self. (Image: Instagram)

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