Tue. Mar 19th, 2019

The woman who dresses ‘like a boy’ to work as a barber

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After Neha Sharma’s father became paralysed, she decided to continue his legacy of barbering to support her family. She says she started to dress ‘like a boy’ and cut her hair, so that no-one would harass her or object to her being a barber.

She says she’s managed to create a distinct identity for herself in the Kushinagar region of India’s Uttar Pradesh state.

‘I pretend to be a man so I can work’

Neha Sharma says in order to work as a barber, she must look “like a boy”.

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