Changing notions, ‘the girl with beard’ Harnaam Kaur makes it to Guinness World Records

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New Delhi | Updated: September 9, 2016 2:33:54 PM

So often are we embroiled in the definition of beautiful that we forget to question the origin of these notions. How to decide and who decides. Surrounded by stereotypes, its very rare that somebody dares break the shell and when that happens, it's a pleasing change.

A resident of Slough in Berkshire in south-east England, Harnaam recently became the youngest Guinness World Book Holder for being the youngest woman with a full beard. (Facebook)A resident of Slough in Berkshire in south-east England, Harnaam recently became the youngest Guinness World Book Holder for being the youngest woman with a full beard. (Facebook)

So often are we embroiled in the definition of beautiful that we forget to question the origin of these notions. How to decide and who decides. Surrounded by stereotypes, its very rare that somebody dares break the shell and when that happens, it’s a pleasing change.

Challenging the same is the girl with beard, Harnaam Kaur. The young girl from United Kingdom, created quite a buzz with her photos depicting her in a full grown beard. A resident of Slough in Berkshire in south-east England, Harnaam recently became the youngest Guinness World Book Holder for being the youngest woman with a full beard.

The girl expressed her excitement on her Facebook page with a picture holding the award and a message stating ”I can now proudly announce that I am a Guiness world record book holder! I have been wanting to publish this news for absolutely ages, but I had to keep things under wrap until the booked launched (today).I am super proud to hold this record, the inner child in me is so pleased. I grew up reading this book, I even tried breaking some of my own records wanting to be in this book.It is amazing to be valued and celebrated being a Bearded Lady. I am proud to hold this amazing record. I hope those who read or see my record can take away positivity, inspiration and realize that no matter who you are or what you look like, you are officially amazing! I present to you my record as ‘The youngest women with a full beard.”

Kaur has polycystic ovary syndrome, a hormonal condition that can result in the growth of excess facial hair. However, the young damsel refuses to take it as something not normal and is proud of it. She calls herself a Body confidence activist, Anti Bully Activist and a Plus Size Model.

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