A UAE Photographer Is Celebrating Body Flaws With The Coolest Campaign

Just the real, raw feels
A UAE Photographer Is Celebrating Body Flaws With The Coolest Campaign
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We can all say there've been times when we've had to fake a smile even when we aren't feeling 100% dope. Or have nervously pulled up our Spanx to flatten out another 'tire'. Insecurities come in every way, shape and form.

But Waleed Shah, a UAE-based photographer, teaches us to actually live in the moment by expressing real-life stories of people who face body-based insecurities. And tbh, the result is beautiful.

Careful not to jump onto the 'body positivity' bandwagon, #RockYourUgly focuses on the totally honest feels the person has in real-time as they're being photographed. That way, the project is super, super raw and doesn't plaster on 'positivity'.

What's maybe most imp about #RockYourUgly is the healing process. According to Empower, Shah says that a lot of people's insecurities stem from traumas, and working with others like himself gave him time to learn and accept.

Here's more of Shah's work that we're currently obsessed with: 

Share your stories by tagging @cosmomiddleeast and #RockYourUgly on Instagram!

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