A Sikh Boy’s Search for Identity and Acceptance in a Foreign Land

Apr 02, 2018, 04:22 PM

Although Sikhism is the fifth largest religion in the world, I still see people squint their eyes in confusion when I tell them that I am a Sikh. They are equally confused when told that despite identifying as a boy, I keep my hair long, as is customary for many practising Sikhs. My struggle with Sikhism can be pinpointed to a lack of awareness and mis-gendering, writes Kirit Minhas.