by Mehr Kaur Sahni

I’m just a 9-year-old girl in NYC. I’m ordinary. But, I feel special. There is always glee in my heart, and that’s because I’m a Kaur. A princess. Being a Kaur makes me feel proud. I feel like I can do anything once I put my mind to it.

Some people find me intriguing. They question me all day, “Why does your Dad wear a turban?” (He’s the only parent in my school with turban) “Why is your hair so long?” (It is very very long!)  I don’t mind the questions. I’m happy to answer them. I give explanations with every detail. I could talk about my Kaur life for ages. I’m glad I’m different. It makes me unique, and I like that. I can be myself.

What is most interesting to me is the history of Sikhi. A Sikh is what I am. A LEARNER.