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Harnaam Kaur

Harnaam Kaur is a body positivity warrior, model, world record holder, and activist who inspires people across the globe to embrace their beauty, whatever form it comes in.

Born and raised in England, Harnaam suffered with Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome and spent her youth removing her unwanted body hair to avoid taunts from her peers. Driven to self-harm, she decided at age 16 to instead embrace her body in all its hirsute glory. The resulting self-love brought a positive change to her life, which she now shares with the world in the form of education, public speaking, modelling, and media.

Harnaam has spoken in houses of parliament, been featured in publications the world over, filmed an international advertisement for a music-streaming service, strutted countless catwalks, and spoken to teenagers and adults alike about diversity and self-acceptance.

Recently, Harnaam created a report on social media and body image for the British Council Youth Select Committee. She spoke at the Stylist Live 2017 event to over 2,000 people, and successfully ran a body positive event at LUSH HQ that live-streamed to over 12,000 viewers on the first night.

Harnaam Kaur head shot
Harnaam Kaur – otherwise known as The Bearded Dame – is a body positivity warrior, model, world record holder, and activist who inspires people across the globe to embrace their beauty, whatever form it comes in.

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