Harnaam Kaur is the fearless body positivity activist inspiring a generation. Named the youngest female globally to grow a full beard, Harnaam’s distinctive facial hair is a symptom of polycystic ovary syndrome, which she was diagnosed with as a pre-teen. Overcoming bullying and mental health issues to become an international icon for self-love, Harnaam is recognised for her work as an inspirational model, advocate, and speaker.
Rising to prominence in 2014, Harnaam soon found herself on the cover of magazines, the subject of articles and featured on media segments, all in aid of her bravery to live authentically. Representing the ‘Eff Your Beauty Standards’ campaign, Harnaam used her platform to bring attention to the damaging nature of beauty standards and share ways to empower everybody to love their body. As the first woman to walk in London Fashion Week with a beard, Harnaam has been challenging convention in every venture, gaining her a reputation as a progressive model in an often narrow industry.
Not always the beacon of positive she is today, Harnaam battled as her excessive body hair led to her being severely bullied as a young girl. Such targeted verbal attacks led to low self-esteem, mental health issues and eventually Harnaam tried to take her own life. Discussing her journey from the lowest point in her life to a global activist at events, Harnaam inspires her audiences to embrace diversity and create an inclusive culture.
Continuing to share her message worldwide, Harnaam spreads positivity online to her vast social media following and at events as a keynote speaker. From her TEDx talk on ‘Empowerment Through Confidence’ to presenting to the Houses of Parliament, Harnaam’s influence is undeniable, a truly exceptional diversity speaker promoting greater inclusion across all industries.