Harnaam Kaur, 23, of Slough, Berkshire, suffers from polycystic ovary syndrome, which causes excessive hair growth. She was just 11 years old when it started appearing and she spent her teenage years desperately trying to remove it by waxing twice a week and covering her body in baggy clothes.
The hair quickly spread to her chest and arms, and the condition made her the victim of taunts at school and on the street. She even received death threats from strangers over the internet.
Kaur has now decided to stop cutting her hair after converting to Sikh, a religion in which cutting body hair is forbidden. Harnaam says she feels more feminine than ever. Watch the video below.