'Bearded Woman' Wrote A Moving Letter To Young Self On Self-Confidence


Harnaam Kaur's powerful letter to her younger self is an inspiring and emotional essay on how to have self-confidence through inner beauty.

The 24-year-old, plus-size model and anti-bullying advocate was born with polycystic ovary syndrome, a condition leaving her with extra facial and body hair.

This led to her to deal with depression, bullying and even suicidal thoughts.

However, she doesn't let these struggles keep her from living her own life; she embraces her inner-beauty, learns from her own experiences and is now a self-proclaimed body-confidence activist.

Harnaam's condition enabled her to build a career as a model and gain an audience to speak up to about issues pertaining to beauty standards and self-confidence.

Using smaller essays and open letters to herself as the captions on her Instagram pictures, Harnaam, who currently lives in London, gained a massive following on social media.

Harnaam's latest essay, posted to cosmetic brand Illamasqua's website as part of its #LetterToLittleMe campaign, is an open letter to her younger self about loving who you are and embracing what makes you special.

She starts the letter by introducing herself to her younger self, addressing the pain “little” her went through.

She begins,

She continues,

Harnaam finishes the letter to herself by saying,

Hopefully, Harnaam continues to inspire the world through her powerful messages.

Citations: Woman with condition causing facial hair writes inspiring note to younger self (TODAY), SPEAK ON IT: #LETTERTOLITTLEME (Illamasqua)