Courtesy of Twitter

"Since my story came out some people recognise me – but when they don’t they are confused. The reactions I get are so funny. They look at my eyes … then my beard … and then my boobs.”

566: Harnaam Kaur

Guinness Book Record Holder for Youngest Female with a Full Beard

Born: 29 November 1990, Slough, United Kingdom

Harnaam first started growing facial hair at the age of twelve.

She was diagnosed with polycystic ovary syndrome which causes a biologically female person to have much more testosterone than average—explaining her facial hair.

Harnaam is now a body positivity and anti-bullying activist after suffering abuse from peers for years over her appearance. She has spoken and traveled all over the world, and views herself as a pansexual activist bringing attention to cis women and trans men suffering from PCOS.

She has done a TED Talk as well, which I have linked in this article.

Sources:

https://www.theguardian.com/fashion/2016/sep/13/lady-with-a-beard-if-youve-got-it-rock-it-guinness-world-records

https://www.vice.com/en_us/article/mgyj4n/model-harnaam-kaur-on-how-her-beard-is-a-blessing

https://www.gaystarnews.com/article/harnaam-kaur-world-pride-gender-stereotypes/