Episode 51: How to Wear Body Hair, Pt. 3
For Sikh women like Sukhjit Kaur Khalsa, head-to-toe hairiness isn't just normal — it's sacred. In the final episode of our three-part body hair miniseries, we follow Sukhjit as she navigates faith, feminism and baring her hair from the schoolyard to national television.
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