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.”
She says her confidence has grown too.
“I love connecting to the people who support my work, and it is because of them and my team that I feel grateful. Knowing that people are actually being helped through my message, stand point in life and my words, allows me to keep on carrying forward regardless of the hardships I face.”
‘You can only give love if you first have it personally.’ I believed in this quote so much….I have self love so I am able to give it to people too, but what about people who don’t love themselves. Let’s face it, we don’t live in a fairy land where everything is butterflies and roses; not everyone loves themselves. I love myself but I haven’t been able to attract love( a partner) so what does that say about the quote above. Those who do not love themselves may love their siblings, their friends and their parents. There isn’t a lack of love there, love is present but for others if not for themselves. There is nothing wrong with that. We as people, the most powerful thing that we can do is not show our treasures, or share our inner treasures with others. The most amazing thing that we can do for people is to show them there’s. It is through this realisation we as a community can embed the seed of love within a person who is lacking it for themselves! ????- @catalinababs P.S- Anyone who says that they ‘don’t want to be with me!’ Congratulations, you’ve played yourself. I’m buff ❤️???? #harnaamkaur #selflove #italy