This Woman Loves Her Beard… But It Almost Drove Her To Suicide.
These days, we're hearing more and more stories about incredible activism in support of ending bullying, promoting self-love, and embracing our bodies as they are. However, when it comes to self-acceptance, we sometimes forget that some people with more unique differences have a harder road to hoe than others - in other words, they have to find a way to love themselves, even if there is nothing and nobody telling them that it's okay to do so.
Harnaam Kaur took on that challenge, and in the end, it was her own strength and resilience that showed her the way. Watch her compelling interview below.
Harnaam Kaur, of Berkshire, England, has polycystic ovary syndrome, which causes excessive facial hair. She first noticed her beard at age 11, and braved her way through middle school and high school amongst relentless taunting and bullying. She even received death threats for her appearance.
After a moment of clarity during a suicide attempt, Kaur decided to embrace herself for who she is. Now, she is proud of her appearance. In an interview, Kaur explained why:
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. I want other women to find the strength that I have. If I had any message it would be to live the way you want - it's your journey and it's your life.
Next, see what one student did after being bullied by a classmate.
Source: This Morning