Okay so my city is small, and we have a small Punjabi / Sikh community here. Only one other girl ties a dastar, and occasionally we have one or two others from Toronto etc come to the Gurdwara. So obviously I stand out... and I mean I REALLY stand out, being not only gori now but also tying a dastar. The first time I went to the Gurdwara with it on, was during Samagam last month. Mostly there were people from away when I arrived (at 4 am to help my good friend with breakfast langar) There were a few women there with dastars... funny story is one aunty has a home between here and Toronto and also knows a mutual friend in Toronto who had talked about me before, so she surprised to get to meet me... but anyway, back to the point. It's been amazing! Sure some older aunties look at me funny, and a few have tried to tell me that I don't 'need' to tie one, even after I do Amrit. That's ok. I wasn't going to push my belief that turban is for ALL Sikhs on to them. "Let your total awareness be the turban on your head" that was not meant for just men. Not only men were meant to be in Guru Gobind Singh Ji's 'roop'. Most regulars at the gurdwara have gotten used to me in it now as I have been tying it every weekend. For the last week however, I transitioned to all the time... except for when in military uniform, and that's only because I have to challenge the current dress regs. Apparently Sikh men can wear turbans in the Canadian Forces but not women. Anyway, so I have been in public with it on, and have run into various Sikhs numerous times... some who don't go to the Gurdwara very often and think I surprised them. Others didn't know I was wearing it outside of the Gurdwara. I have gotten looks from the general public but nobody... not a single person has even asked me about it. I thought it would be a bigger 'thing' than it actually is... nobody even takes notice!! I guess in general, my city is very accepting and multicultural anyway. I never thought I'd get the courage to even show up at the gurdwara... look where I am now! I also have the trick down pat now with gol dastar! Twist the keski round my hair then coil loosely and more low on top of my head and then keep going around same as dumalla style to fill it out. It always turns out nice and round on top now!