• Harnaam Kaurhas is an anti-bullying activist and Guinness Book of Records holder (Instagram)Source: Instagram
Harnaam Kaurhas has become an anti-bullying activist after her own experience with bullying led her to contemplate suicide as a teen. Now she has a world record to her name.
By
Bianca Soldani

9 Sep 2016 - 1:14 PM  UPDATED 9 Sep 2016 - 1:15 PM

British woman and body positivity champion Harnaam Kaurhas, has had her name written into the Guinness Book of Records.

The 24-year-old grows facial hair as a result of polycystic ovarian syndrome and is now officially the youngest woman in the world to have a full beard - which proudly sits at six-inches long.

Ms Kaur, who is from Berkshire, England, was driven to contemplate suicide as a result of intense bullying throughout her teenage years but has since become a body confidence role model after learning to accept and embrace herself exactly as she is.

Ms Kaur ditched the razor at age 16 after being baptised Sikh – a religion in which hair is left to grow without being cut as a sign of respect to god – and hasn’t looked back since.

“I keep my hair to show the world a different, confident, diverse and strong image of a woman,” she tells RocknRoll Bride.

This woman has embraced her excess facial hair and taken back her self-confidence
"Growing my beard has made me more confident. I definitely feel womanly, sexy and sensuous."

“I love my beard, it has become a part of my body. I look at it and it is a sign to me that we are all different and none of us are born the same. I love my lady beard and I will forever cherish it.”

Earlier this year, Ms Kaur became the first woman with a beard to walk in a major fashion show when she strut her stuff at London Fashion Week.

She also identifies as "openly, happily, unashamedly and Proudly Pansexual", saying in a beautiful Instagram post that, "I fall in love with people's aura, vibes, heart and personality, not what they look like or if they are a woman or man".

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