This 12-Year-Old Girl Was Bullied For Her Skin Tone That She Starts Fashion Line About It And Even Actors Are Wearing It

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This inspirational girl, at only twelve years old, has already launched a clothing line to fight against bullying.

Kheris Rogers was relentlessly teased by the kids in her school about her dark skin tone, calling her names like dead roach, and how she was ‘in the oven’ for too long. The bullying started when she was in first grade. “I went to a school where there were not many people of color,” she tells Babble. “The kids would call me mean names, they did not want to play with me, and I was never invited to anyone’s birthday parties.” Fortunately for Rogers, she belonged to a supportive family, which included her grandmother, who always reminded her never to forget her worth.


“‘Flexin’ in my complexion’ is a saying that my grandmother would always tell me to remind me to love who I am,” says Rogers.

Using her grandmother’s wise words, Rogers and her sister Taylor started a fashion brand called Flexin’ in my Complexion in 2017. Sharing their passion for fashion, the entrepreneur sisters started their company in their family’s garage where they printed their brand name and logo in bold and eye-catching lettering onto t-shirts of different colors.


The fashion line quickly gained popularity and sold over 20,000 shirts, earning them $100,000 on their first year. Their slogan also caught the attention of celebrities such as Whoopi Goldberg and Alicia Keys. Even Lupita Nyong’o was seen wearing the black shirt which she posted on her Instagram account!

2018 was a year full of accomplishments for Rogers. This young lady not only launched her own fashion line, but she was also been featured in the New York fashion week and modelled for Nike. Rogers also made Teen Vogue’s list of ’21 Girls Under 21 Changing The World.’

After all the admiration she has gained, she wishes to use her voice to inspire other people that are going through the same thing she experienced in school. She wants to remind young people to remember to love themselves and remember where they came from.  Whatever negative comments they hear from other people, it shouldn’t affect or change how you feel about yourself.


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