by Sukhjit Kaur Khalsa of Perth, Australia

In July 2012 I was lucky enough to be selected to participate in the Youth Parliament of Western Australia. On the last day in Parliament House, we were given the opportunity to speak on any issue of our choosing. I chose to give a testimony on courage, drawing on my personal experiences with accepting the hair on my body and my story of overcoming bullying. I felt that these issues were important to explore as it gave the audience a chance to enter my world, feel my emotional and impassioned story, and take that message of courage with them.

Source: 2013 Sikh Net Youth Film Festival onKaur: Focusing the Lens on Women

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