This is Balpreet Kaur. She is a baptized Sikh woman and sophomore at The Ohio State University.
She is the president of the school’s Sikh Student Association. She looks
different from many girls on campus. She is devoted to her faith even
though certain doctrines, such as not removing facial hair, conflict
with today’s social norms.
Another person, under the pseudonym “european_douchebag,” took a picture of Kaur while she was in line at the Berry Cafe in Thompson Library. This person then posted the picture Sept. 22, on Reddit in the “Funny” section with the title: “I’m not sure what to conclude from this.”
Comments were posted in response questioning her gender and physical appearance. Kaur replied to the post by explaining her personal choices in relation to her religion. Afterward, the response and photo went viral.