It’s brave to just be you.

| Stockholm, Sweden | 4 Dec 2015 Asia Samachar |

By Jasbir Kaur

There are many inspiring stories of people standing up for themselves, accepting themselves the way they are even if they do not look or behave like the general public.

I’m pretty sure you must have seen the video of a lady who blindfolded herself, stood in a busy street in her inner clothes while holding a sign that spoke about her struggles with losing weight. She was brave. Brave to bear all her imperfections for people to judge her. It was a heartwarming clip.

There are many such inspiring stories out there that tells me, “So what if we are different?” As long as we are confident nothing can dim that sparkle in us and that’s what makes me I and you, you.

Why blend in when you were born to stand out?

There is a person, I believe, who has inspired many. I’ve known her since my early teens but I can’t say she knew me then. I used to admire her and her distinct style.

Her beauty was internal. Despite being different, she managed to capture many with her uniqueness. She was a caterpillar, waiting for the right time to turn into a magnificent and colourful butterfly. She grew more beautiful with every grey hair and wrinkle.

“I feel younger now than I did years ago,” she comments in one of her pictures posted on Facebook.

If you’re not afraid of aging and embrace it, you would become more graceful and dignified.

What makes her special? I will let the pictures speak for themselves. Meet my friend Susheel Kaur (yes, we are friends now) and some of her friends who were so kind so share their pictures. The Malaysian-born, turbaned-donning Sikh lady lives in Stockholm, Sweden.


Story by Jasbir Kaur (Beeray) who writes about her chronicles surviving parenthood with three energetic children at BeeRaise


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