Rock Your Ugly eBook

Rock Your Ugly eBook


Rock Your Ugly is more than a photo project. Here we have over 50 unedited portraits of real people accompanied by their personal stories covering issues like child abuse, obesity, PCOS, alopecia, vitiligo, cancer, drug abuse, self-harm, eating disorders, depression, and the list goes on. Each story is narrated by the Rockstar (yes I call them Rockstars) in their own words. Some have gone through something and came out the other side, others are still struggling. There is no bias, just a snapshot in time.

I hope this helps you see that you’re not alone in this world. We are all struggling in silence and it’s okay to talk about it. Reach out to a friend, a stranger, a therapist, or even me; I’d love to chat.

CNN – “Shah made sure that his photographic series carried a message to everyone who felt insecure or unsure of his appearance.”

Metro.co.uk – “Waleed asked his subjects to showcase their biggest body-related insecurity front and center.”

Daily Mail – “Shah has shared touching pictures of men and women proudly displaying a part of their body that they feel insecure about.”

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Yalla Banat on MBC

Sky News

BBC Arabic

Al Mayadeen

Create Media Group Podcast – The Beauty of Rocking Your Ugly

BBC Asian Network – The Big Debate

DW Stories

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The National.ae


Interview on Pulse 95 with Big Hass and Ana Schofield

CNN Arabic

Daily Mail UK

Scene Arabia

Friday Magazine

Khaleej Times WKND Magazine Cover Story

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Scoop Empire

Ahlan Live

Cosmopolitan Middle East


Empower Mag – The First Mental Health Magazine In The Middle East

Grazia Middle East

Grazia Middle East Follow Up

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