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The youngest Indian female with a full beard

Last updated on: July 04, 2020 10:28 IST

Harnaam Kaur is on Cosmopolitan's special cover series on self love.

Harnaam Kaur on Cosmopolitan cover

IMAGE: Anti-bullying activist Harnaam Kaur on Cosmopolitan India's July cover. Photograph: Courtesy Cosmopolitan India

Harnaam Kaur was 12 when she was diagnosed with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) and elevated androgens (male hormones).

The Punjab-based youngster had hirsutism, a rare condition in which you grow excessive facial and body hair.

As a teen Kaur was bullied for her ability to grow a full beard.

Initially, she tried fighting bullies by shaving her hair. Gradually she chose to keep the beard and became an ambassador for body positivity.

At 29, she is the youngest Indian female with a full beard.

The motivational speaker and body positivity activist is on the cover of Cosmopolitan India's series of digital covers featuring young change makers.

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