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Life as a baptised Sikh woman with PCOS

1st March 2014

23 year old teaching assistant Harnaam Kaur, has been a victim of Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) since the age of 11. It’s been a tough journey for Harnaam, having been snubbed by many throughout her life. She talks openly how she suffered a difficult time at school with her fellow pupils referring to her as 'beardo', 'shemale' and many other offensive names.

As time has passed however, she has now become incredibly resilient and doesn't take notice or offence to any cruel comments. Despite her previously facing some employment challenges, she is now working at a local Sikh primary school as a teaching assistant, where her confidence has soared.

According to Harnaam's recent interviews, she had a major turning point in her life at 16, when she took the brave decision to become a baptised Sikh. This meant her never shaving or going ahead with any hair removal procedures and simply just letting her facial hair grow out. ‘ 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.’ she tells Daily Mail.

It takes a lot of strength and courage to have the positive mindset as Harnaam, which is why she’s become an inspirational and motivational figure to women in similar situations.

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