Harnaam Kaur, 23, suffers with polycystic ovary syndrome, which causes excessive hair growth. She’s spent most of her life juggling different waxes and shaving creams to rid herself of the hair and was relentlessly bullied by classmates. But she made the decision to let her facial and chest hair grow out, and says that she’s never felt more feminine. Watch her story.

Warning: Unfortunately, the above video carries the really problematic title of “Bearded Lady,” which just sensationalizes Kaur’s experience.

(h/t Buzzfeed)

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