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

Meet Kheris Rogers – the 10-year-old who started a clothing line after being bullied 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 bullied a lot, like in the first grade, I went to school with just four other black kids,” Rogers told Mic. “And kids used to bully 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.”

More info: Instagram | flexininmycomplexion.com (h/t: mic)

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

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

“And kids used to bully 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”

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Me.
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5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

My friend, who is white, used to be in a mostly black and Hispanic school and was bullied for her skin color. Racism goes both ways.

borklaser
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5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

my oldest daughter is the only white kid in her class(she's half hispanic, but is pale with blonde hair/blue eyes), to my knowledge she's never been bullied. she did have an experience like this girl once, a little girl told her she should color her self portrait with a white crayon, she just laughed and said she wasn't white, she was peach.

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Anne Madag
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5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

She is Beautiful, She can be a Model soon, hope so.

Sarah Malcolmson Palmer
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5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Or maybe a nuclear physicist... neurosurgeon... teacher.... lawyer... project manager

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Rhon
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5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Oh dear sweet girl! I know it's hard when you're young but never, ever let anyone make you feel anything but a beautiful woman because of the shade of your skin. You are stunning!

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Me.
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5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

My friend, who is white, used to be in a mostly black and Hispanic school and was bullied for her skin color. Racism goes both ways.

borklaser
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5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

my oldest daughter is the only white kid in her class(she's half hispanic, but is pale with blonde hair/blue eyes), to my knowledge she's never been bullied. she did have an experience like this girl once, a little girl told her she should color her self portrait with a white crayon, she just laughed and said she wasn't white, she was peach.

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Anne Madag
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5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

She is Beautiful, She can be a Model soon, hope so.

Sarah Malcolmson Palmer
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5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Or maybe a nuclear physicist... neurosurgeon... teacher.... lawyer... project manager

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Rhon
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5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Oh dear sweet girl! I know it's hard when you're young but never, ever let anyone make you feel anything but a beautiful woman because of the shade of your skin. You are stunning!

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