How many times we have heard people say things like, beauty is skin deep, or beauty lies in the eyes of the beholder. But most women know, how indeed true statements like these actually are! You know what, beauty is way beyond our understanding. And that is what you can learn from Harnaam Kaur.
Harnaam Kaur, who is also known as the bearded lady, has polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), which is a health problem in women caused due to hormonal imbalance. And for Harnaam, this problem led to growth of excessive facial hair. Harnaam started growing a beard from age 11; and since then she has not only been battling this problem, but also bullying at school. For her, things got so bad that she even harmed herself and considered suicide. But that was then, a young girl at an impressionable age. Harnaam is now “a body-confidence and anti-bullying activist and she fully embraces her unique look and hopes to encourage others to do the same.” Well, that is why; when we saw these photos of Harnaam posing as a bride we knew we had to just share them with you, because as Kahlil Gibran says, “Beauty is not in the face; beauty is a light in the heart.”
Take a look at this bridal photo shoot, which has been shot by Urban Bridesmaid Photography. And, also read these few inspiring words by Harnaam, which we got hold of through RockNRoll Bride:
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“I am a British born female living in Slough. I am a little different from other women. PCOS is a condition in which there is an imbalance in hormones within the female body, this has led me to have more male hormones then female ones, and it is also the reason to why I have a beard.”
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“I used to have my face waxed 2 to 3 times a week, and on the days I couldn’t bare the pain I would simply shave.”
“I had a great upbringing and a really happy family life but I was severely bullied all the way through school... I even got beaten up a few times.”
“At the age of 16 I hit my biggest low. I had been suicidal all year due to immense bullying from school and people in society. I hid away and did not want to venture out into the public.”
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"I remember sitting on my bed and thinking about taking my own life. 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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"At that point I decided I wanted to be me. I decided to keep my beard and step forward against society’s expectations of what a woman should look like."
"I have realised 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. I have now fallen in love with the elements on my body that people may call ‘flaws’. I love my beard, my stretch marks and my scars."
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"My beard has 100% become a part of my body. It is the source of my strength and confidence. People just see the beard as hair, but my beard for me is much more than that."
"I love my lady beard and I will forever cherish it."
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Well, we say kudos to this girl, for the way she rose over her struggle, and for giving out a message to all the others, beauty is way beyond the way you look and the way others look at you. Your true beauty is your confidence, and your smile!
Images Courtesy: RockNRoll Brides/Urban Bridesmaid Photography