UPDATE: Earlier this year, we wrote about self-described ‘bearded dame’ Harnamm Kaur. Now, she’s proven that brides can definitely rock a beard on their wedding day.
Kaur, 24, makes no apologies for her full beard, which is a result of polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS).
She’s already made a name for herself as a body-positive advocate, but she recently took it to the next level, by taking part in a bridal photo shoot.
The shoot was created for wedding dress brand Cutting Edge Brides, and Kaur’s beard was a key part of her bridal style – in fact, it was accentuated with flowers in an effort to celebrate her unique look.
Kaur spoke about her beard and her life philosophy in an interview with Rock ‘N Roll Bride:
We are all imperfectly perfect. I wanted to show society that beauty isn’t just about looking a certain way, we are all so different and we should all celebrate our individuality. I used to keep my beard for religious reasons, but now I keep my hair to show the world a different, confident, diverse and strong image of a woman. I love my beard, it has become a part of my body and I do not want to remove it. Love yourself, YOU are the only YOU that YOU have.
The purpose of the shoot was to prove that beauty is not restricted to “perfect” slim supermodels.
You do you, Harnamm.
Mamamia previously wrote:
“I love my beard. I say it with pride.”
“I love my beard, I can’t describe to you how much strength she has given me, just to be who I am,” she told Radio National’s program Life Matters this week.
At age 11, Kaur was diagnosed with polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS). PCOS is a condition that affects 5-10% of re-productively active Australian women. One of the leading side-effects of the condition is excessive hair growth.