Entering puberty at 10 years old, Kaur was diagnosed with polycystic ovaries at 12 years old, a side effect of which is hirsutism which causes her to grow excessive facial and body hair.
For years the 26-year-old from Slough, UK, was bullied for it, threatened with knives and even stabbed with pens by her classmates. Now she has over 100,000 Instagram followers who follow her for her positive body image message of self love and acceptance. She’s delivered a Ted Talk, contributed to government discussions on body image and fronted body positive campaigns. She’s also the proud owner of the Guinness World Record for the youngest woman with a full beard.
As a self made, strong, empowered, Turban and bearded, multifaceted woman of colour. I AM PROUD OF ALL OF MY ACCOMPLISHMENTS! ❤️???????????? Becoming a Guinness world record holder for me was life changing! I now have a record for something that I was bullied for. I am the Youngest woman with a full Beard! For something that I was once bullied for having, I now hold a world renown record for. This goes to show that you can achieve anything and everything that you wish to once you are authentically and unashamedly yourself. Don’t be ashamed of who you are and the way in which your body is forming. The greatest love story that you can tell, is the one where in which you describe yourself in the most compassionate way. We all have elements and characteristics inside of us that society needs for it to be vibrant. Never dim your light, you are needed! Thank you @guinnessworldrecords for your support! Happy International Women’s day my beautiful people!
Four years on from first sharing her story, Kaur still has to pinch herself.
“I am actually shocked at the amount that I have been able to do and achieve in the past few years, it humbles me that people can actually connect to my life and story,” she told Mamamia.
“I have attained a lot and sacrificed a lot too, and I am humbled to look back and see all that I have been able to accomplish at the age of 26. I never thought I would be a Guinness World record holder, or walk the runway for London Fashion Week, travel the world spreading my message, or even have my own brand Treasures Within that holds events in hopes to empower men and women.”