Stranger alumnus/best friend/sister wife Lindy Motherfucking West brings us the best story on the interwebs all day. It starts like this:
A Reddit user going by the handle "european_douchebag" posted a surreptitious photo of a Sikh woman with the caption "i'm not sure what to conclude from this." The user's apparent confusion stems from the fact that the woman—bound by her religion not to cut her hair or alter her body—has an abundance of dark, untrimmed facial hair.
It continues with the woman from the photo, Balpreet Kaur, posting a reply on Reddit—a most eloquent and friendly and wonderful and informative reply, explaining her religious beliefs and reaching out to everyone who might have questions/comments for/about her.
By transcending societal views of beauty, I believe that I can focus more on my actions. My attitude and thoughts and actions have more value in them than my body because I recognize that this body is just going to become ash in the end, so why fuss about it?
It ends, for now, with an also-great apology from the original poster.
Please go, now, READ THE WHOLE THING.