Celebrities You Didn’t Know Are Battling Medical Conditions
Harnaam Kaur is not your average celebrity, but anyone who spends any amount of time on social media has no doubt seen her face before. Kaur, a young lady in her 20s, has a full beard. And it’s beautiful, and Kaur rocks it as part of her identity. The beard is a symptom of polycystic ovary syndrome, which she was diagnosed with at the age of 12. PCOS is a hormonal disorder which causes irregular periods and an excess of male hormones — thus, the beard. Kaur was the victim of relentless bullying as a teenager, and it took her a long time to come to terms with her body (and to stop trying to change it through painful “beauty” treatments). Nowadays, she’s a motivational speaker and a role model for people everywhere who don’t fit within the standard gender binary.