Harnaam Kaur: A Bride that wore Beard
- IWB Post
- July 2, 2015
How do you define a bride? Frills, laces, beautiful skin, and smile…
With the latest photo shoot of British photographer Louisa Coulthurst, this image has been altered. Now we have added to this lace-full look BEARD as well. Yes, you read it right.
Harnaam Kaur, a Sikh woman, has been suffering from PCOD (Polycystic Ovary Syndrome) since she was 11. This medical condition is characterized with intense hair growth on face and around the body.
Confident Harnaam is making waves across social media. The photo shoot shows her in a bridal gown, wearing beautiful make-up, stunning tiara and her beard decorated with flowers. The pictures were first posted on her Instagram page with an unseen yet powerful message – No one deserves to feel shame over the way they look.
The beautiful Harnaam personifies that “beauty lies in the eyes of beholder” by showing her body spots, body hair, and stretch marks.
Here a question may arise: why can’t she just shave her beard and look like every other ‘normal’ woman? Harnaam is Sikh – a religion that prohibits people from cutting or shaving the body hair.
Harnaam Kaur reminds that we are all imperfectly perfect, and that there is no a standard definition of beauty. Everyone is beautiful!
Kudos to Harnaam for breaking the stereotypes about beauty! Do you support?