Manjit K. Gill (Daughter)
Sikhs are known for their generosity, as, one of their most important teachings is Seva. Seva, also known as Sewa, refers to the concept of “self-sacrificing service”, so work or service performed without thought to gain personal reward or benefits.
This is reflected in the 2016 British Sikh report which showed that British Sikhs donated £ 125 million and 65 million hours of volunteer assistance each year. I think it is appropriate to start on this list by referring to Manjit K. Gill, CEO, and founder of Binti. Binti is a charitable organization that seeks to change the global attitudes toward menstruation (especially regarding the stigma surrounding it), raise awareness about menstrual education, and ensure that every woman has access to hygiene products.
Shay Grewal (journalist)
Shay Grewal is part of the dream team of husband and wife, Sunny and Shay, who host the show on BBC WM (95.6) and the show on BBC Radio London.
Speaking to the Birmingham Post, Shay said he began his career in “human resources”, but said he “always wanted to get into journalism”.
Shay also proved that girls run the world in the same article it was revealed that she has a BA in Sociology and an MA in Comparative World Studies “. As a master’s student, I am also always encouraged to see women studying. Shay’s education is showing, as Sunny and Shay often explore difficult social media topics, such as MuslimLikeUs, which look at how Muslims are treated in the UK. To me, Shay not only shows the success that Sikh women can achieve, but also that Sikh women can and should be represented in journalism.
Fitness Kaur (inspiration fitness)
Fitness Kaur, or Gurpreet Kaur, despises everything that society thinks of when it comes to a Sikh woman. After all, she’s a solid Instagram promoter working outdoors wearing a turban. He specializes in Calisthenics (Bodyweight Training), and proudly states on his Instagram profile that he is a Sikh. He was recently interviewed on the BBC Asian Network and spoke to the Sikh Press Association before the interview, who had only kind words to say about him:
“Benji is a good example for Sikhs who want to be healthy and healthy, and his videos show moving emotions to be viewed positively. Gurpreet Kaur (real name) has also come out in the open about Sikhi’s vital role in his solidarity campaign. ”
Fitness Kaur not only shows that women can be strong, but more importantly, it makes it clear that her faith motivates her to move from strength to strength.
Jez Kaur aka Hipster Veggie (communications promoter)
Although I disagree with Hipster Veggie’s other arguments about clean living, I support anyone who tries to make their voice heard and whose goal is to make people healthier. For those of you who do not know, Hipster Veggie uses a YouTube channel that tries to influence people to live healthier lives by eating healthy vegan foods.
But he is also a great supporter of many important things. For example, she is a supporter of the “Brown Girl Movement” and appeared in a first-watched video at the University of New Jersey City capturing the voice of this new identity that is spreading around the world.
To give you extra captions on the video, here are what the video creators have to say about the production:
“All the women in this video are from different countries, different religions, different backgrounds, but they are saying the same thing …” In fact, if you haven’t seen it yet, go check it out. It is very encouraging to see women supporting each other (regardless of their background or religion) and making sure their voice is heard.
Jez has also spoken at events such as Badass Vegan Women celebrating International Women’s Day, which also called for instant ticket prices as a donation to the charity, Binti.
Sukhmani Kaur Rayat
The following women I will list, have broken the boundaries by being, according to South Asian Arts “one of the young Tabla women who came out of the old British Asian music scene”.
Contrary to what is expected of women in music, Sukhmani has made a name for himself as a truly passionate artist.
It is a testament to the hope that women can find a place in the music scene of classical British Asia, and if women can find a place in this scene, why not other scenes?
Preet Kaur Gill (Councilor)
Preet Kaur Gill is the Sandwell Staff Council, and I think this is very important. Sikh women’s representation in politics is very encouraging for young women to see, and the future needs to ensure that the voices of Sikh women are heard. Preet in particular is an important figure, as she regularly campaigns for human rights issues, and has been involved in Sikh Network events. Significantly, these events involved talking about better Sikhs and women’s representation in politics.
He is also a supporter of the rest of Britain in the UK, something I wholeheartedly support in telling the Asian Lite News that Britain, “with its rich diversity … cannot and should not be a dynamic country but continues to look beyond and address issues. Such as immigration, terrorism, and the economy and the EU is united, stronger, and better. ”
Jaspreet Kaur (Spoken Voice, Poet, Writer, and History Teacher)
Jaspreet Kaur is a ‘jill of all trades (see what I do there), as he is not only a History teacher in a high school in central London but also known as Behind the Netra where he exhibits his poems. She is also known as a vocalist and her “thoughts on gender issues, historical topics, and topics that are not allowed in Asian society and the wider community”, are reflected both in her poems and in her voice. As you may have noticed that all these women are not afraid to talk and talk about illegal things (or to enter a place where traditionally women were not allowed), and Jaspreet is a good example of this. His poems are authentic and fearless and deal with topics like these that are proud of his skin color and say that people who say they do not see skin color are not helpful, and that it does not make you politically correct. She also covered topics such as, such as Asian women’s body hair (which, of course, is annoying in itself that this is a taboo) and how beautiful.
Mandip Sahota (CEO of BW Foundation)
Mandip Sahota is the CEO of a charitable organization, the BW Foundation (or the Baroness Warsi Foundation). The charity was created to improve social mobility, increase gender equality and promote religious understanding.
The 3 main pillars of the foundation, as stated on their website are:
Improve Public Mobility
The charity does this by promoting equal access to education and employment for all, regardless of their background.
Although the organization is not a religious organization, it does play an important role in supporting peace-building programs among religious communities.
Women still have fewer opportunities available to them in the world and men with less political power, the BW Foundation challenges this by trying to break those barriers, address inequalities, and challenge all social norms, which should not be the norm in society.
Harleen Kaur (Sports)
Harleen Kaur, 17, is a WMKF Silver Award World Champion, and Ambassador to the Asian Sports Foundation. He has been training for about 10 years. I think she and Fitness Kaur are encouraging as women are already under-represented in sports, let alone Sikh women.
I was able to find shows like Buffy the Vampire Slayer and actors like Hermione Granger who gave me solid models in which I could find a solstice (although these characters are few and far between).
I can’t imagine what my life would be like if I didn’t have that picture at all. However, this is something that many women, not just Sikh women, have to deal with, as they cannot find people who are strong role models in the media who look, talk, act, or dress like them.