Rock Your Ugly Book Cover High Res

Rock Your Ugly is a raw, unfiltered look into the lives of everyday people willing to bare all and reclaim those parts of themselves they have struggled to embrace.

UAE-based photographer Waleed Shah captures a moment in the lives of these men and women with accompanying stories that zoom in on their insecurities and what they usually hid behind smiles and instagram filters.

Rock Your Ugly
 is a middle finger to toxic beauty standards and a reclamation of power through this one simple truth: we all have things we don’t like about ourselves… but why hide it, when we can rock it?





Interview with Lovin’ Dubai

Yalla Banat on MBC

Sky News

BBC Arabic

Al Mayadeen

On The Couch with Emz on
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Shereen Ahmed on Know Time

RESET talks with Omar Al Duri

Create Media Group Podcast – The Beauty of Rocking Your Ugly

BBC Asian Network – The Big Debate

DW Stories

Interview with Dia Hassan

Reconnect MENA


Interview on Pulse 95 with Big Hass and Ana Schofield

CNN Arabic

Daily Mail UK

Scene Arabia

Harper’s Bazaar

Friday Magazine

Khaleej Times WKND Magazine Cover Story

Khaleej Times Cover

Vice Arabia

Scoop Empire

Creative Boom

Ahlan Live

Cosmopolitan Middle East


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

Grazia Middle East

Grazia Middle East Follow Up

About Her

Mashable Middle East


DIY Photography