10-Year-Old Shuts Down Bu-llies By Launching Clothing Line That Helps People Feel Confident In Their Skin

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Meet Kheris Rogers – the 10-year-old who started a clothing line after being bull-ied for her dark skin. It all started when her 22-year-old sister Taylor Pollard wanted to make her feel better by posting pictures of Kheris on Twitter with the caption: My sister is only 10, but already royalty #FlexinInHerComplexion. Surprisingly, the tweet went viral with over 83k likes and it eventually not only made Kheris feel better but also encouraged her to create her own clothing line – Flexin’ In My Complexion.

“I’ve been bul-lied a lot, like in the first grade, I went to school with just four other black kids,” Rogers told Mic. “And kids used to bu-lly me because they weren’t used to my skin tone. There was an incident with a teacher and we had to draw ourselves and she gave us a black crayon instead of a brown crayon, and I was really upset.” But now that Rogers has launched her clothing line, she feels confident as ever: “I feel confident in it myself because, even if I still get picked on because I’m darker, when I put on the T-shirt, it makes me feel bold.” Hopefully, the empowering clothing line will help everyone feel confident in their skin: “I just hope that especially for younger kids, people start to feel more confident in their skin,” Pollard said.

“It doesn’t matter how dark or light you are, just knowing that it’s beautiful and that your complexion doesn’t determine your beauty.”

Meet Kheris Rogers – the 10-year-old who was bull-ied for her dark skin and decided to do something about it

“I’ve been bull-ied a lot, like in the first grade, I went to school with just four other black kids,” Rogers said

“And kids used to bu-ly me because they weren’t used to my skin tone”

“There was an incident with a teacher and we had to draw ourselves and she gave us a black crayon instead of a brown crayon, and I was really upset”

Then one day Roger’s sister wanted to make her feel better about her skin so she posted her pics on Twitter with the caption:

“My sister is only 10, but already royalty FlexinInHerComplexion”

The tweet went viral with over 83k likes and it not only made her feel better but encouraged her to start an empowering t-shirt line

“I feel confident in it myself because, even if I still get picked on because I’m darker, when I put on the T-shirt, it makes me feel bold”

“I just hope that especially for younger kids, people start to feel more confident in their skin,” Pollard said

“It doesn’t matter how dark or light you are, just knowing that it’s beautiful and that your complexion doesn’t determine your beauty”

This is how people reacted to this post:

Victoria Jones – Little girl gets bul-lied. Teacher exhibits behavior that reinforces bu-llying. Little girl starts clothing line and turns it into a positive experience. What do people talk about? The crayon.

Darshita SinghThis gal is so beautiful….I don’t think she needs another skin tone…To be more beautiful….And since all beautiful persons are not successful or happy every time….So what’s the importance…Make itself Worthy…No need to be beautiful..Be beautiful from ur heart

Angelina FowlerMy 5 year old has it right. First he describes people as man or womam, then he describes by clothing ex. Woman with green shirt, then hair color no mention of skin color. Maybe twice I have heard him say the woman with brown skin.

Jean HamWhen I was little, the n-ude/skin colored Crayola wasn’t around (or they were just rare/I didn’t know about it) so I always picked yellow for my skin… the peach/default “skin” colored crayon was, if I remember correctly, too pinky/orangey.

I dont… think it scarred me…But I did discover the Simpsons right around that time, so I was seriously confused and thought maybe there were no such things as skin colored coloring products

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