Jaskanwal stopped wearing his turban after being bullied

For 19 years he didn't wear a turban and while he became more popular he also started binge drinking and felt unful...

Jaskanwal Singh lives in Toronto, and got badly bullied at school for his turban. To stop the bullying and become more popular he decided to stop wearing a turban. He also felt girls would find him more attractive if he cut his hair. For 19 years he didn't wear a turban and while he became more popular he also started binge drinking and felt unfulfilled.

Last year he stopped drinking and decided to wear a turban again. He now helps young Sikhs who get bullied at school for their turbans.
He says about his past self,

"I can't even remember who that was. He wasn't someone the real me wanted to be... When I see what kids have been called at school for wearing a turban it really saddens me and I truly understand what they go through because obviously it happened to me.  A part of me feels as if I step back into who I was as a kid... I'm the happiest I've ever been, I feel at peace, I feel in bliss really. Each day I feel stronger mentally and even physically, I just feel like a better person. I feel as if I'm connecting with my roots, and I feel like I've grasped what my life is truly about. 
 

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