"For me being a Kaur intertwines with religion and spirituality. However, to reach that point knowing where you come from and where Kaur comes from is important. I believe Kaur is a symbol of strength. I mean this by when I have doubts, when things in life are going wrong and problems come in my way, I think of where I come from and I think about the Kaur that raised me. My mom is incredibly hardworking, determined, who raised three kids, established a career, and family ties. I look to her and discover why Kaur is part of my name. When I connect the dots between her, my name, and the strength that it all embodies, I am given the solace that I can get through whatever hurdle is blocking my way. In my third year at Queens in Biochemistry at Queens, I started to lose my spark. I had severe anxiety and was not the same student who had gotten on the plane three years previous. The idea had always been to be accepted in med school. It wasn’t really until third year and taking an elective developmental psychology course that I found what was my true calling. I took notes, pages and pages of notes (the most I had ever taken for a course) during a guest lecture on bullying. In truth, I had never paid so much attention to a class or a professor. Her words resonated with me. Her research reframed how I perceived bullying by examining it essentially from a relationship problem. It wasn’t until the class was finished that I realized my anxiety or unhappiness was partly attributed with possibly not being in the right field. Really though it had such an effect on me because I was bullied. I felt inspired to take action while studying for my exams. This is where I came up with the idea of Be Human Project Society. I started to sort out why I wanted to do this, the purpose, my passion. Through the process, I found my spark coming back. I came to the understanding that we have all experienced bullying….delivered and received and or both. I didn’t do anything with it. Now we have a team and looking to align with other groups in the community who are doing similar efforts. To be effective collaboration is the key. You can do a lot of good work, but everyone needs to align on the bigger purpose, remove their egos, and focus on helping. This advice was confirmed by Amanda Todd’s (who had committed suicide after years of bullying) mother. We know it (bullying) exists, but it gets brushed under the rug. This lecture provided opportunity to change how bullying is looked at. It changed the label and definition. My entire knowledge about the subject has been from studying other research. I am looking now into completing my own research through grad school. I am focused on pursuing the relationship between a specific theory and early age development when children are two or three years and how bullying is more pronounced with certain factors. I feel its important to note that I am not tied to outcomes. Already so much in my life has changed, a few years ago I thought I would be a medical student on my path to being a doctor. However, I am learning now (slowly) that life presents hurdles and opportunities to progress through life. I can say, I don’t know everything, but I am willing to learn."