"There are many gaps between what I believe a Kaur embodies and what actually exists. Recently I've met other Kaurs who have helped me along my journey, offered a helping hand when I needed it. In turn, I have had the opportunity to empower other Kaurs in my own way. I think we aren't taught how to be confident. We shrink ourselves. I believe helping one another needs to be more commonplace. I’m on a journey towards self-discovery, which inevitably is also a journey towards fearless expression. I have a Masters in Chemistry, but have hit the pause button on working in that field and allowed my passion for makeup become a recent profession. My ten years of post-secondary education was rigorous, competitive, and structured. I think my education will always be there. Hobbies are something to follow up with and appreciate. I am learning how to be open to possibilities. Be more freeing and creative. Allowing myself room to breathe. I can’t say that I am unequivocally a religious person. I am more so spiritual. My educational background has instilled an analysis of everything, including the concept of religion. What I do believe is that there is one universal energy, one being…or something that ties everything together. Embraces everything and everyone. What it actually is, I am not so sure. I do know that it is that something that I fall back on when I lose my way. I believe a lot of our roots to Sikhism are lost. There is a façade of what it all means. Things that should and should not be done, essentially the politics of Sikhism. I don’t think it is the structure that makes one a Kaur or Singh for that matter. It is about being a good human. How to behave in society with integrity, to be helpful, and to be honest. These values, which were instilled by my parents and so many more are integral to Sikhism, but they are also integral to people outside of the Sikh religion. That makes me ponder that so much of what Sikhism encompasses (simple fundamental values), extends to so many without them even knowing. For me that is pretty profound…"