So often the internet can be as much of a curse as it is a blessing, and one of its worst aspects is how it allows bullies to hide behind an anonymous screen while they criticize and dehumanize complete strangers, often without their knowledge.
That’s what was happening when a young Sikh girl named Balpreet found a snapshot of herself online along with some negative comments about her appearance – particularly her facial hair.
However, her response, thoughtful and affecting, is what ended up garnering attention. Her self-confidence, self-awareness, and grace in the face of ruthless bullying is a thing of beauty. It is something we could all aspire to reach.
You go, girl. You go.