Dubai has a well-earned reputation for gastronomy, and ‘beautiful people’ abound. Like all major cities, less appreciated people and creatures are never far away. We dress to impress, and judge each other with the metering we have been conditioned to use. My series on cockroaches and other unsightly creatures is about this. I feel we should re-evaluate our conditioning, and open our hearts to see the beauty in each other, warts and all.
Cockroaches and shrimps are both ubiquitous across the world. I find one repulsive, the other delicious. In fact they look very similar, are both edible by humans, and (I would argue) both beautiful.