Meet The Women Under The Abayas: Amy Roko

BY Alison Tay / May 29 2020 / 08:00 AM

“People keep forgetting we’re normal people who do normal things and exist”

Meet The Women Under The Abayas: Amy Roko

Saudi’s first-ever street-style book succeeded in shattering stereotypes and demystifing the way the world views women from the Kingdom. Bazaar chats with some of the women featured in the second edition of Marriam Mossalli's Under The Abaya.

If challenging perceived notions of Saudi women wasn’t enough, Amy Roko is also reinventing the beauty-influencer space through the medium of make-up, comedy and even rap. However, according to Amy, there’s still a huge misconception about women who chose to wear burqas. “People keep forgetting we’re normal people who do normal things and exist,” she observes.

For more information on Under The Abaya visit undertheabaya.com or follow @under_the_abaya on Instagram.

Amy Roko shot by Lina Mo


From Harper's BAZAAR Arabia May 2020 issue

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