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The Sidak Impact: Jasleen Kaur & Simranjit Kaur

Wednesday
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24
May
2023

Sidaker, Simranjit Kaur chats with Sidak Facilitator, Jasleen Kaur to reflect on her past Sidak experience, from fears of judgment to the deep feeling of acceptance and motivation to learn.

“My Sikhi is not a performance. I was so scared of showing up and getting judged like, “She doesn’t know this,” or “She doesn’t know that,” or “Oh! She does her eyebrows, she’s not a Sikh”. Even the smallest trivial things can make you feel like you don’t belong, but I didn’t experience that. And literally, that was the biggest sign of “I’m here to learn. It’s going to be fine.”

Sidaker, Simranjit Kaur chats with Sidak Facilitator, Jasleen Kaur to reflect on her past Sidak experience, from fears of judgment to the deep feeling of acceptance and motivation to learn.

Sidak seeks to provide young Sikh adults with a gift of Gurmat-centered leadership learning experience to secure—and transform—the Sikh future.

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Jasleen Kaur

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Jasleen Kaur is a Research Associate at the Sikh Research Institute. She has received a Religious Studies B.A./M.A. from the University of Virginia, focusing on South Asian Religions through the lens of literature and poetry.

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