“My identity as a baptized Sikh woman is obvious. I feel empowered by my physical appearance in every part of my life: lawyer, camp director, wife, daughter, and mother. When I am walking into a court room or seva focused boardroom, I can easily be spotted as a Kaur. For me, my outward identity aligns with my internal values that are fundamentally rooted in Sikhi. It enables me the freedom to express myself and share with the world, what I believe. For me, it is an integral component of the fabric that ties our Sikhi community together and the freedom that this identity represents. My identity as a Kaur also gives me the courage to do what is right no matter what the situation. For me this works. Within my family, I have always been endearingly called “Munda” because I’ve had the courage to assume roles traditionally taken by a men. For example, as Camp Director, other male Camp Directors are always surprised it is not my husband who is leading the camp. They look puzzled as to how a woman, a lawyer, and mother of three kids could be leading operations. I learned this courageous outlook on life from my mother. At the age of 37, she became a widow and went from homemaker to breadwinner. Now in her sixties, my mom still has a courageous approach to life. She is still independent and living her life, her way. I am following in her footsteps and living my life breaking gender barriers where I find them. My husband also is my backbone, he supports me in my seva at Khalsa Centre and he takes on all my clients while I am at the camp. He is my biggest cheerleader and without his support and that of my family, I would not be the "Khalsa Queen".