Bearded woman proud of her abnormality

Harnaam Kaur

New Delhi:  Polycystic ovary syndrome is the health condition in women which is caused by imbalance of hormones, and it causes unwanted changes in the way they look. Normally, the ovaries make only a small amount of male sex hormones. In this condition, they start making more of it, which results in stopping of ovulation, acne and extra facial and body hair. It also causes problem while conceiving. Most women suffering from this condition have cysts on their ovaries.

Though Harnaam has all the feminine qualities as she loves to put on makeup, nail paint and has even got a tattoo done. But what keeps her unique from others is the way she has embraced her beards.  nbqb9mha9apmzovhjtsrbpmr

Harnaam was diagnosed with this syndrome just at the tender age of 11. At first, she tried removing her body and facial hair with all kind of techniques like waxing and shaving. But at the age of 16, she was baptised as a Sikh, and stopped shaving her hair.

She had to face bullying from her peers and even strangers, due to which she got really upset and even attempted suicide.

In her own words, “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 public. My bedroom was my only safe place. I was hugely depressed. 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”.